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165 persons charged to court for committing offences at Lagos airport in 2018

About 165 persons were charged to court for committing various offences at the Lagos airport between January and December 2018.

This was disclosed Wednesday by Joseph Alabi, spokesman for Lagos Airport command.

According to Alabi, some of the suspects were charged with assault, stealing, obtaining by false pretences as well as unlawful entry and touting, which contravene the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) bye laws.

He said the command made 257 arrests and secured 46 convictions within the period under review, saying 32 persons were still under investigation while 60 others were awaiting trial.

He said the command was committed to making the airport and its environs safe and secure for travellers, airline operators and other airport users

He also disclosed that Joseph Mukan had been appointed as the Commissioner, Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) Police Command, Lagos.

He said Mukan, was a former Police Commissioner of Bayelsa before he was recently transferred to the nation’s busiest airport to replace AIG Aminchi Baraya.

“The new CP is a thorough bred professional and he will bring his wealth of experience to bear towards improving security at the Lagos airport.

“He has since resumed duty with a stern warning to touts and other unscrupulous persons to stay clear of the airport or face prosecution,” he said.

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