Reckless Arik Staff were Caught Stealing at Lagos Airport

February 17, 2015 9:26 am

The Minister, , on Monday said the ministry has
arrested three Arik Air staff for stealing fuel from an aircraft.

Making the announcement on his official Facebook page, Chidoka said the
trio of Blessing Dugbe, Samuel Asuquo and Isaac Ajakaiye were arrested
at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, , during a security
patrol operation on Sunday at about around 3 a.m. The trio were stealing
A1 fuel from Arik Air plane, with registration
number: 5N-MID into six jerry cans for sale at a cheaper price to other
unsuspecting airline operators.

“A development that has capacity, to threaten safety and security of
airplanes. Meanwhile, the three (3) suspects were handed over to the
Crime Investigation Bureau (CIB), AVSEC MMIA for further action,” Mr.
Chidoka said.

He said considering the magnitude of the crime to the security and
safety of airplanes, the chief security officer of the has
been asked to ensure that the suspects are handed over to the airport
police for adequate prosecution.

This is not the first time that Arik staff are accused of theft.
Passengers have often lamented the loss of one item or the other,
ranging from iPad, jewelleries, clothes to perfumes, aboard the
airline’s flights.

Arik is yet to officially comment on the latest incident.

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