Police arrest 32 for touting at Lagos airport

Police arrest 32 for touting at Lagos airport

Monday, January 11, 2016 3:45 pm

Murtala Muhammed InternationalnAirport, Lagos

Murtala Muhammed InternationalnAirport, Lagos

The Lagos Airport Police Command on Monday said it arrested  32 persons for unlawful entry and touting at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos in December 2015.

The command spokesman, ASP Joseph Alabi told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the suspects had been charged to court.

He said that the airport had to be secured to guarantee the safety of passengers, airline operators and other users.

“Measures are being put in place to enhance passenger security at the airport. All our men have been deployed to strategic areas and vulnerable points to curtail the entrance of unauthorised persons”, he said.

Alabi appealed to members of the public to abide by the rules and regulations of the airport, especially on the issue of restricted areas.

“Unless you have an assignment there, you can’t just walk into those areas. There are signs there indicating that these are restricted areas, so people who have no business there should keep off.

“Our men are always there to interrogate any person coming into the restricted areas in order to protect passengers and other airport users,” he said.

The offences of touting and loitering within the airport contravene the provisions of Section 3(a) (b) and (e) of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) By Laws, 2005.

The law prescribes six months imprisonment for an offender, on conviction.

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