Tuesday, 7 July 2015


The Murtala Muhammed Airport Police Command has arrested 45-year old Lawrence Agbe for allegedly being in possession of alleged fake €1,250,000 worth about N274 million.
The Commissioner of Police, Fredrick Lakanu, who disclosed this yesterday, explained that
 Murtala Muhammed Airport 
Agbe was arrested, while boarding a flight at the international wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Lagos enroute Abuja.
Lakanu further explained that in the course of police investigation, a search warrant was executed by a team of detectives from the Domestic Airport Division to search the suspect’s printing press in Agege, Lagos, where over 2,000 Police statement forms were recovered.
The Commissioner of Police added that on further interrogation, the suspect mentioned one Steve residing in Abuja now at large as the owner of the said €1,250,000.
The commissioner also disclosed that the Command has impounded over 30 motorcycles popularly known as Okada and arrested about 35 airport touts at various parts of the airport.
He stated that those arrested had been charged to court for unlawful entry, touting and other similar offences.
Lakanu appealed to members of the public for cooperation to checkmate the activities of undesirable elements at airports across the country.
Also speaking, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Assistant Superintendent of Police, Livinus Chukwuma, solicited the cooperation of the media towards riding airports of touts and commercial motorcycle operators also known in local parlance as Okada from the airport.
The media, he stated, have very important roles to play in tackling the menace of touts, Okada riders and other illegal activities at the airports.
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