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MMA2 security personnel return lost bag containing 2.35 m N to passenger

By Yunus Yusuf

Aviation Security Staff (AVSEC) at Terminal 2 of Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA2) returned a bag containing 2.35 million naira and other vital documents to passenger bound for Uyo, Mr. George Etuk .

The head of corporate communications for MMA2, operated by Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited (BASL), Mr. Ayotunde Osowe, confirmed the incident in a statement issued Tuesday in Lagos.

Osowe explained that the incident, according to BASL AVSEC director Mr. Olatubosun Okeowo, occurred around 5:15 a.m. when the passenger who had just returned from the United States of America was at the terminal to connect with a airline to Uyo.

According to him, the passenger was at the Ibom airline check-in counter alongside other future passengers and along the line he got carried away and lost his concentration on his bag.

The MMA2 official said that during the CCTV investigation conducted by the BASL AVSEC team, it was discovered that the bag was accidentally picked up by another passenger.

“During our CCTV investigation, it was discovered that the bag belonged to Mr. George Etuk, who was accidentally picked up by another potential passenger of the same airline.

“They weren’t aware of it at all. But after the flight was delayed and passengers had to find ways to relax before the postponed time, the anomaly emerged.

“The other passenger who unknowingly took the luggage, too, was missing. Upon receiving the prompt, our AVSEC team immediately took action to find out what was wrong.

“With the help of the CCTV we were able to identify what happened and my duty supervisor and his team quickly took on the man who had chosen the bag.

“The man was pulled over in the drop-off area as he was about to go to a nearby hotel to relax since the flight was postponed until 10pm,” he said.

Osowe said the bag was then collected and handed over to the owner who confirmed that the contents of the bag were intact in the presence of the AVSEC Service Supervisor with his team, the police and the airline representative.

He said the very elated Etuk, who could not hide his gratitude, expressed his gratitude for the painstaking work and the professional manner in which the investigation was conducted.

The manager said their swift intervention was commendable because it saved the day. (NOPE)

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