United Nigeria Airlines (UNA) said that a middle-aged man suspected to be a stowaway was this morning found in one of its airplanes parked at the Murtala Muhammed Airport Two(MMA2), Ikeja, Lagos. The stowaway was discovered during the pre-flight inspection this morning.
A statement signed by the Head of Corporate Communications, Achilleus-Chud Uchegbu, the middle-aged man, who looked unkempt and is suspected to be unconscious, was arrested and taken in for interrogation.
Uchegbu informed that the aircraft last operated Abuja-Lagos at 7.30 pm on September 3, 2022, and was securely parked at the apron following a post-flight inspection.
The spokesman said that the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria(FAAN) Aviation Security(AVSEC) and Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited(BASL)security services are on the ground and an investigation has started into this security breach at MMA2.
“The affected aircraft are being screened and prepared for service in accordance with United Nigeria Airlines’ strict security and operating standards,” Uchegbu said.
Meanwhile, the development, the UNA spokesman said will result in the rescheduling of some flights to accommodate the investigations.
“We regret the delay this incident will cause our esteemed customers whose scheduled flight will be affected. United Nigeria Airlines remains absolutely committed to your safety at all times,” he assured.