Posted by Sade Williams
United Nigeria Airline said on Sunday that during preflight inspection in the morning, a stowaway was found in one of its aircraft parked at Murtala Muhammed Airport Terminal 2 (MMA2) Ikeja.
According to a statement signed by Achilleus-Chud Uchegbu, the Airline’s spokesman, the middle-aged man, who looked unkempt and is suspected to be unconscious, was arrested and taken in for interrogation.
He stated the aircraft last operated Abuja-Lagos at 7.30pm on September 3, 2022 and was securely parked at the apron following post flight inspection.
He said security men from Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN- AVSEC) and Bicourtney security services were 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.
“Meanwhile, 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.”, he said.