Security operatives at the Benin Airport in Edo State have apprehended a 25-year-old man who allegedly stowed in to the airport runway with intent of illegally boarding an Abuja-bound Arik flight.
The development is coming less than two weeks after a 13 year old boy, Daniel Okhena successfully stowed in an Arik wheel compartment, from Benin to Lagos.
25 year old Leroy Ugaga, who wanted to gain access to the airside of the Benin Airport was arrested today by a joint patrol team of FAAN’s Aviation Security Services and the Nigerian Air Force.
Ugaga told journalists in an interview that he was a psychiatric patient and was tired of life; hence he wanted to travel to Abuja.
The General Manager Corporate Communications of FAAN, Yakubu Dati who confirmed the incident said all airports across the country now have a joint security patrol comprising staff of FAAN and the Nigerian Air force since the last stowaway incident at the Benin Airport.
FAAN appealed to all members of the public especially youths to avoid authorised entry into restricted areas of airports across the country, as doing so is now extremely dangerous.