There was mild panic at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA2), Lagos today when an unidentified Italian woman stopped the security operatives from searching her luggage on arrival.
According to Daily Post, the woman, who was detained briefly following her action, is married to a Lebanese and had arrived the airport on an Aero Contractors Airline flight from Abuja around noon.
Although the reason for her action was not definite, it was gathered that she may have been trying to avoid the search because she had incriminating materials in her bags.
After being detained by a combined team of Airport Policemen, Bi-Courtney Airport Security and the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, her bags were searched but nothing incriminating was found there.
A staff of Bi-Courtney who pleaded anonymity, said that the woman had prevented officials of Bi-Courtney and others from screening her bags, a routine protocol at all airports across the globe, adding also that she used abusive words on the officials and forcibly dragged her luggage out from the Arrival Wing to a waiting Honda CRV with registration number AGL209AA.
The Airport Police however prevented the car from leaving the premises of the airport until the screening was carried out, during the incident which had already attracted other airport users who insisted that the authorities should detain her and the driver of the car.