FAAN Staff Not Involved In Attempted Drug Dispatch To Accra, Says FAAN

FAAN Staff Not Involved In Attempted Drug Dispatch To Accra, Says FAAN

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has reacted to a video  circulating on social  media  where a supposed staff of  FAAN  knelt  down  and was being  slapped  by a passenger  for trying  to use him to traffic drug.
A statement signed by Mrs. Obiageli Orah, FAAN’s Director of Public Affairs & Consumer Protection says it has been  identified  that  the incident  took place  at  the  Murtala  Muhammed International Airport  on Tuesday, January 16, 2024, at about 1430hrs at gate 2  boarding gate at ITZ2.
The statement further reads: “The Authority wishes to set the records straight by stating that the officer being manhandled in the video is not a  staff of FAAN. He has been identified as a member of the staff of Pathfinder company.  The employee was said to have approached a passenger to help him convey a parcel through the flight.
When the passenger became sceptical, he raised an alarm, alleging that he was being set up for drug trafficking. The employee was immediately arrested for questioning by the Crime Investigation and Intelligence Unit of the Aviation Security Services.
The passenger  involved has since departed on  Ibom  Air to Accra while the medication  with the name “NEW AGE GLUCOSAMINE CHONDROITIN SULFATE COMPLEX ” has been  taken  to the National  Drug Law Enforcement  Agency ( NDLEA) for further  investigation.
FAAN is dedicated to a drug-free society and has zero tolerance to drug peddling through her airports.”

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Albinus Chiedu

Albinus Chiedu is a journalist, aviation media consultant, events management professional, and author. He has practiced journalism since 2000.

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