Thursday, 21 February 2013
Confusion At Lagos Airport: As Customs Nab Professor With $1.1m.
Vehicular movements around the Murtala Mohammed Airport, Lagos, became hectic on Wednesday, as police frisked every car on the road in search of kidnappers who abducted a young woman at the Mafoluku area of the state.
Information gathered revealed that the woman, simply identified as Aisha and whose age could not be ascertained as of the time of filing this report, was kidnapped around 4.40 p.m at Mafoluku.
The woman was said to have been driving in a black Jeep before she was attacked by the kidnappers, as she was allegedly bundled into the booth of the car by the kidnappers before they sped off.
As soon as the incident was reported, police authorities in the state contacted every command to cordon-off strategic areas and search for the kidnappers.
At the airport, the exit points from Mafoluku and Ikeja areas were cordoned-off by officers who searched every car on the road.
When the Deputy Commissioner, Airport command, Mr Aliru Gwandu, was contacted for comments, he confirmed the incident but added, however, that it did not happen under his command.
Meanwhile, Customs officers at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, on Wednesday, nabbed a passenger at the international wing of the airport for being in possession of $1.1 million.
The passenger, known as Professor Ofoegbu Charles Ononuju, who claimed to be the director of AZ Petroleum, was travelling with passport marked with registration number A04008969 when he was caught.
According to the Customs Area Comptroller, Mr Eporwei Charles Edike, the passenger declared the currency both on forms CDF1A and CDF1B, but claimed he was travelling aboard Kenya Airways flight number QR542 to Kenya to solve dispute with Kenya community over oil blocks.
Edike said the passenger and the currency has been handed over to officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for further investigation....