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A suspected stowaway has been arrested at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, Nigeria.
The suspect was found during preflight inspection on Sunday morning in an aircraft belonging to United Nigeria Airlines which was securely parked at the Murtala Muhammed Airport two (MMA2), Ikeja, Lagos.
A statement signed by the Head, Corporate Communications of the airline, Achilleus-Chud Uchegbu, confirmed that “the middle-aged man, who looked unkempt and is suspected to be unconscious, was arrested and taken in for interrogation.
“The aircraft last operated Abuja-Lagos at 7:30pm on September 3, 2022 and was securely parked at the apron following post flight inspection.
“FAAN AVSEC and Bicourtney security services are on ground and investigation has opened into this security breach at MMA2.
“The affected aircraft is being screened and prepared for service in accordance with United Nigeria Airlines strict security and operating standards”, the airline explained.
Meanwhile, according to the airline, the development will result in rescheduling of some flights to accommodate the investigations.
“We regret the delay this incident will cause our esteemed customers whose scheduled flight will be affected.
“United Nigeria Airlines remains absolutely committed to your safety at all times”, the airline affirmed.