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Suspected passengers baggage thief caught under conveyor belt at MMIA


One Fagbemi Ayo is in the firm clutches of the Nigeria Police  after being arrested by officers of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) Aviation Security (AVSEC)  for theft of passengers baggage at the Line 2 Conveyor Belt at ‘D’ Departure hall of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA).

BusinessDay learnt that Ayo, 42, used to work as a cleaner for Duraclean until 1992.

He was caught in the line 2 conveyor belt by AVSEC officials while he was attempting to pilfer some baggage from the conveyor belt before he was discovered and taken from the hidden ditch under the conveyor belt to Tango City where he confessed to the crime.

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The suspect was found with personal bags with perfumes, jewelries, phones and clothes

During investigation, he explained that he normally entered the airport through the departure entrance at 17:00hrs and would wait for airlines to start arriving and send baggage through the conveyor belt before he made his move.

The suspect has been moved from Tango City where he was held to the Beesam Police Station for further investigation.