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Air passengers steals N1m on board from fellow passenger’s bag



Air passengers steals N1m on board from fellow passenger's bag

A passenger on board one of the flights belonging to Air Peace on Wednesday has allegedly stole N1m from another passenger’s bag but was caught.

This was revealed by the e airline’s spokesperson, Stanley Olisa, in a statement in Lagos, adding that the incident took place onboard Abuja-Port Harcourt flight P47192 on July 27.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria, there have been reported cases of theft onboard aircraft involving different airlines operating in the country in recent times.

Olisa said the passenger stole the amount contained in a brown envelope but was caught by the owner of the money, with the intervention of the airline’s staff.

“He, thereafter, took the brown envelope containing the money, put the computer bag in another luggage compartment and moved to an empty seat at the back of the aircraft,” he said.

Olisa added that the suspect was one of the first few to disembark despite the announcement of a proper disembarkation sequence by the crew.

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He said the passenger was eventually caught and the money retrieved from him, with different currencies in different denominations found on him.

The suspect was handed over to the security operatives of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria for onward transfer to the police for further investigations.

Olisa also explained that the police later confirmed to have released him on bail.


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