Customs arrest FAAN staff for money courier

Channels Television  
Updated October 22, 2012

The Nigeria Customs Service says it has arrested a member of staff of the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) for alleged money courier.

The staff, identified as Adetula .A. with duty tag number 32120 posted to Gate D41 boarding gate of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos was arrested for illegal courier of $1.4 million.

The Comptroller of Customs, Airport Command Lagos, Mr Charles Edike who confirmed the arrest to our correspondent, Bola Frazer, explained that the service had been on the trail of some airport officials who aid the courier of local and foreign currencies to beat security checks.

Mr Edike however added that the suspect and currency have been handed over to officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).