Man caught allegedly stealing aboard aircraft in Lagos


A man has been arrested by the Lagos Airport Police Command for reportedly stealing aboard an aircraft. The man, identified as Kunle Oni, was caught stealing aboard Air Peace flight P47139 from Abuja to Lagos by other passengers.

Mr. Oni was arrested on the flight on Saturday. It was gathered that several bundles of naira notes allegedly stolen from fellow passengers’ bags were found in his bag by the airport aviation security officials who questioned him on arrival in Lagos. The police said the Identity card, ID card he used in boarding revealed he was a staff of one HB Company. Apart from the HB Company ID card, it was learnt that he had other ID cards in his bags. Prompted on when he started stealing on board airplane, Mr. Oni reportedly responded by saying he started stealing “this year”.

Meanwhile, The Lagos Airport Police Command will on Monday arraign the male suspect, Kunle Oni, who allegedly stole N1, 008,000 aboard an Air Peace flight from Abuja to Lagos.

The spokesperson for the command, DSP Joseph Alabi, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Lagos that the suspect would be arraigned before an Ogba Magistrates’ Court for stealing.

Alabi said the suspect, who lives in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, allegedly stole the sums of N504, 000, N350, 000 and 154,000 aboard the flight.

He said the monies belonged to one Mr Olaniye and Mr Abubakar Jimoh, who were his co-passengers on board the flight.

Alabi said the suspect was apprehended by vigilant passengers and crew while pilfering from luggage aboard the flight, at about 11am on Saturday.

According to him, the suspect was thereafter handed over to the command upon landing in Lagos for investigation and prosecution. 


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