Tuesday, February 23, 2021

2 Arik passengers arrested for pilfering luggage


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A graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano. He was a reporter at Daily Trust, an assistant editor at Premium Times and now the editor-in-chief o Daily Nigerian
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Arik Air has confirmed the arrest of two male passengers caught stealing from the baggage of another passenger onboard the airline’s Lagos-Abuja flight on Friday morning.

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The airline’s spokesman, Ola Adebanji, confirmed the development to the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos .

Mr Adebanji said the duo was handed over to the Police after the aircraft landed at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

According to him, one of them was caught by a vigilant Arik Air staff while pilfering money and goods from a passenger’s baggage midair.

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He said upon further interrogation by the crew, the elderly man implicated another passenger as his accomplice and they were both detained till the flight landed.

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“Their plan was foiled because one of our crew was at alert. These things happen a lot on flights because it is a bit difficult to monitor the activities of passengers.

“Our advice is that passengers too should be vigilant and keep an eye on their baggage during flights,” Mr Adebanji added.

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