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FAAN Suspends 3 Officials Extorting Money From Passengers At MMIA, Arrest Arik Staff Soliciting For Bribe

by Anita Ogona

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has suspended some staff over alleged extortion of passengers.

In a statement by Mrs Henrietta Yakubu, the General Manager, Corporate Affairs, said the suspension was in line with the management’s determination to rid the nation’s airport of corrupt officials.

Nigerian Airports especially the MMIA have been in the news for the past few weeks over allegations from foreigners who alleged high level of extortion going on unabated.

said it apprehended and suspended some officials caught extorting a passenger at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.

The officials, the statement indicated, are staff of Aviation Security and Customer Service departments of FAAN.

LEADERSHIP Had reported that on November 9, 2021, FAAN apprehended a staff of Arik Airline, who was soliciting bribe from a traveling passenger at the General Aviation Terminal (GAT), Lagos.

it was gathered the officials, demanded a bribe of N120,000 from a first-time traveler at the airport on Thursday night.

However, the officials recently caught for soliciting bribe belonged to the Aviation Security and Customer Service as well as the NIS and they have been relieved of their On Duty Cards (ODC) and suspended, while the On Duty Card of their accomplice from the Nigeria Immigration Service has been withdrawn.

“This action was taken to serve as deterrent to other bad eggs in the system that are bent on tarnishing the image of the nation.”

 

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