Air Peace says the suspect was being held by the industry regulator for further investigation.
The young man arrested by security operatives at the Murtala Muhammed Airport for climbing an Air Peace plane said he thought the aircraft was heading overseas.
The 25-year-old man was arrested at around on Friday, December 27, 2019, when he tried to gain access Owerri-bound Air Peace aircraft through the wheel-well.
Following his arrest, Air Peace in a statement said, said the suspect was being held by the industry regulator for further investigation.
There was a private jet behind the aircraft. The pilot-in-command
of the private jet informed the Air Peace pilot-in-command that a young man
obviously in his twenties, was trying to force his way into the aircraft.
“The security wing of the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria was alerted and the man was accosted and whisked away. He is currently in the regulator’s custody. When interrogated on why he took the action, the man stated that he thought the aircraft was headed overseas.”
The General Manager, Public Affairs, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, Henrieta Yakubu confirmed the incident.