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Photos: David Akinniran, NAHCO Security Guard Steals $230K From Lagos MMIA Airport Passengers

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Feb 19, 2018 – Photos: David Akinniran, NAHCO Security Guard Steals $230K From Lagos MMIA Airport Passengers

Mr David Akinniran, a former security guard with the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc (NAHCO),  who allegedly absconded after stealing $230,000 (about N83, 030,000) from two passengers at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, was on Monday brought before a Lagos High Court in Igbosere.

Akinniran, 40, was arraigned by the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) before Justice Agnes Nicole-Clay.

He is standing trial on a four-count charge of conspiracy, stealing and receiving property suspected to have been stolen.

Prosecuting counsel, Mr. Henry Obiazi, an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), said Akinniran committed the alleged offences sometime in January 2016 at the company’s headquarters, NAHCO House, MMIA, Lagos.

Obiazi alleged that the defendant and his accomplices, who are at large, stole the money in tranches of $160,000, $20,000 and $50,000 from the office of their boss, Mr. Rahman Adeshola.

He said the stolen money was the property of two Nigerian businessmen, Uchenna Okafor and Okwudili Onwuka, who kept it in Adeshola’s custody for safekeeping.

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The alleged theft was discovered when Okafor and Onwuka arrived at the MMIA to catch a flight to China and requested for the money, which they intended to use for their import business.

According to Obiazi, the offences contravened sections 280(1)(a)(b), 328(1),(2)(a) and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 and punishable under same.

Akinniran pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Defence counsel, Grace Adenubi, prayed the court to grant the accused bail. She assured the judge that Akinniran would be available for trial.



  1. Stanley Jones

    February 19, 2018 at 4:47 PM

    He’s not a Biafran so I’m not surprise with Nigeria anything criminal is possible…

  2. iron bar

    February 19, 2018 at 6:25 PM

    Which yeye story be this simce 2016.why are they delaying the owners from ecovering their money which may have impacted their businesses .let.nahco reimburse that money.let them.screen who they hire to work in their company.our airport is lax and people lose their belongings all.the time.its the first contact shores and should have a clean image

  3. Stanley Jones

    February 19, 2018 at 7:00 PM

    2 comment that’s life for you days back you were busy attacking me furiously today you’re concuring with me…

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