Sept 3rd, 2013 – Stowaway Man Arrested At Benin Airport For Attempting To Ride Airplane On Tyre; Leroy Ugaga Nabbed By FAAN
9 days after the arrest of a young boy named Daniel who flew Arik Airplane on tyre from Benin to Lagos state, another man has been arrested.
A man identified as Leroy Ugaga has been nabbed in an attempt to gain access to the Benin airport airside on Monday.
The 25-year-old was arrested by FAAN & Nigerian Air Force officials yesterday
“The trespasser was sighted and observed for a few minutes by members of the patrol team as he tried to gain entry to the airside and as soon as his intentions became clear, he was quickly apprehended and handed over to the Police for further interrogation,” said Yakubu Dati, FAAN’s image maker.
Dati said a joint perimeter patrol by FAAN’s security staff and men of Nigerian Air force at the Benin Airport is one of the additional security measures taken by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria to forestall runway incursions at all Nigerian airports.
“The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria hereby appeals to all members of the public, especially youths, to avoid the risk of attempting to gain unauthorised entry into restricted areas of airports, across the country, as doing is now extremely dangerous,” Dati said, adding that trespassers are likely to be severely dealt with if the security patrols have cause to suspect violent intentions.
He did not say what violent intention did the suspect had nor did he disclose whether the suspect was targeting a specific plane at the time.
Sources claim Leroy might be trying to attempt what Daniel did 9 days ago at the same airport.