The porous state of security at the nation’s airports was once more exposed on Wednesday when a 25-year-old man was found inside the tire compartment of a Ghana-bound Medview Airlines plane at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos.
According to eye witnesses, the stowaway was discovered by the pilot during his final check on the plane before its departure to Accra, Ghana.
The incident reportedly happened at the departure wing of the MMA2 at about 7.30pm.
The identity of the young man could not be ascertained but as of the time of publishing this report, he had already been handed over to the Airport Command of the Nigerian Police where he is being interrogated.
The young man during interrogations, reportedly informed police investigators that he was frustrated with the situation in the country and wanted to leave for greener pastures.
In response to how he managed to beat airport security and find his way to the tire compartment of the plane, the stowaway said he jumped the perimeter fence of the airport to gain access into the MMA2 tarmac.
Efforts to get the reaction of the spokesman for the NPF, Airport Command, Mr. Alabi Joseph, were unsuccessful while the airline involved is yet to issue a statement on the incident.