In Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos has arrested a 45-year old man, Mr.
Lawrence Agbe, for allegedly being in possession
of €1.25m (about N274m), suspected to be fake
It was learnt that Agbe was on his way to
Abuja before he was apprehended by the police.
The Commissioner of Police for the command,
Mr. Fredrick Lakanu, on Monday explained that
Agbe was arrested while boarding a flight at the
international wing of the MMA in Lagos en-route
Lakanu further explained that in the course of
police investigations, a search warrant was
executed by a team of detectives from the
Domestic Airport Police Division to search the
suspect’s printing press in Agege, Lagos, where
over 2,000 police statement forms were
The CP said, “After further interrogation, the
suspect mentioned one Steve residing in Abuja
as the owner of the said €1.25m. But Steve is at
Lakanu also added that the command had
impounded over 30 motorcycles, popularly known
as okada, adding that about 35 touts at various
parts of the Lagos airport were apprehended.
He stated that those arrested had been
charged to court for unlawful entry, touting and
other similar offences.
He appealed to members of the public for
cooperation to checkmate the activities of
undesirable elements at airports across the
The Police Public Relations Officer, MMA Police
Command, Livinus Chukwuma, solicited the
cooperation of the media towards ensuring that
touts and commercial motorcycle operators were
stopped from gaining entry into the airport.
Chukwuma, an Assistant Superintendent of
Police, stated that media practitioners had
important roles to play in tackling the menace of
touts, commercial motorcyclists and other illegal
activities at airports.
In another development, employees of the
Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria had been
urged to remain committed to the successful
operations of the airports.
FAAN, in a statement, also announced that the
Maiduguri Airport, which was shut down due to
activities of terrorists, had been opened.