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FAAN suspends officer for allegedly stealing pilgrims’ $600 at Yola Airport

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) says it has suspended indefinitely the Aviation Security Officer, Jennifer Luka, who was involved in an alleged theft of $ 600 at Yola International Airport.

Ms. Henrietta Yakubu, General Manager of Corporate Affairs of FAAN, announced this Friday in a statement in Lagos.

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GISTOK  had reported that a female FAAN staff member, Luka, was arrested at Yola airport for allegedly stealing $ 600 from a pilgrim, Hafsat Mohammed.

Yakubu said the suspension would remain in effect until the investigation of the case is completed.

She said: “The authority, therefore, handed over the officer who made a mistake to the appropriate security agency for questioning and further prosecution.

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“FAAN deeply regrets this unfortunate incident and Jennifer’s behavior, which does not reflect the values ​​of the authority and her staff.”

He also assured the general public that airports remain safe for travelers and other airport users. According to her, FAAN remains committed to its fundamental values ​​of safety, protection, and comfort of passengers and airport users.

DSP Suleiman Yahaya, the spokesman for the Adamawa Police Command, said Luka discovered pepper in Mohammed’s bag that threatened to seize if he was not bribed.

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Yahaya said the pilgrim gave 10 Saudi rials to the FAAN official to allow him to go with the pepper. The spokesman said it was during the negotiation of the bribe that the woman took 600 dollars from the woman’s bag.

Yahaya said that when the pilgrim later discovered that he was missing the money, he gave the alarm and found that the money was in possession of a FAAN staff member, reports NAN.