The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has disclosed that it nabbed and suspended some of its officials for extorting a passenger at Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.
The was contained in a statement signed by Henrietta Yakubu, General Manager, Corporate Affairs of FAAN, on Saturday.
The statement said the officials are staff of the aviation security and customer service departments of the agency, adding that they have been dealt with accordingly.
Also, the on-duty cards of their accomplice from the Nigerian Immigration Service(NIS) have also been immediately withdrawn.
“This action was taken to serve as a deterrent to other bad eggs in the system that is bent on tarnishing the image of the nation,” the statement added.
This is the second time within a month that FAAN will be sanctioning aits officials for extorting passengers.
On November 10, the authority seized the on-duty cards of staff of an unnamed airline and handed them over to security agents for soliciting bribe from travellers.