Three staff of Arik Air, two men & a woman, arrested for siphoning fuel from aircraft

February 17, 2015 12:24 pm


Three staff of , two men & a woman, were arrested by
the security patrol on Sunday Feb. 15th after they
were caught siphoning fuel from Arik jet A1. Aviation Minister, Osita Chidoka revealed this on a post on
his Facebook wall. What he wrote below. 

In
the continued bid to fight corruption and security breaches at the
nation’s airport results are beginning to emerge my daily security
report revealed the following:
On 15th February, 2015, at about
0255hrs at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport,(MMIA), Lagos, the
sustained security patrol and surveillance operations across the
nation’s airports, by the aviation security staff, yielded a good result
that led to the apprehension of the following three(3) Arik staff namely; Continue…
i Blessing DUGBE
Ii Samuel ASUQUO and
iii Isaac AJAKAIYE
 
siphoning
jet A1 fuel from Arik airplane, registration number 5N-MID, into six(6)
jerry cans for possible sales, at cheaper price to other airlines. 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.
Considering
the magnitude of this crime and the attendant consequences, the act is
likely to portend to safety and security of Arik airplanes and other
aircrafts parked at the MMIA apron, the Chief Security Officer(CSO),
MMIA, Lagos, had been requested to ensure that the suspects are handed
over to the airport police for adequate prosecution, to serve as a
deterrent to others.
Meanwhile, other Chief
Security Officers and Heads of Aviation Security at the nation’s
airports, had been alerted and directed to intensify patrol and
surveillance operations at their areas of responsibilities
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