By Chinonye Anyatonwu
The Nigerian Customs Service, Murtala Muhammed International Airport Command has nabbed a Dubai-bound passenger with about about 2,886 Automated Teller Machine cards cleverly hidden in packs of noodles at Lagos Airport.
The command said the suspect was nabbed at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos, while attempting to board an Emirates evacuation flight to Dubai. According to the command’s spokesman, Deputy Controller of Customs, MMIA Area Command, Abdulmumin Bako, who made this disclosure while handing over the suspect to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in Lagos, said the suspect was apprehended during outward screening of passengers.
Bako said as at the time of arrest, the suspect, who identified himself as lshaq Abubakar Abubakar, was in possession of international passport number A08333717 and arrived Lagos from Kano State. “At about 11:45 am on August 22, 2020, at the departure hall Gate “B’ of the MMIA, Abubakar with passport number A08333717 from Kano State travelling to Dubai via Emirates flight was intercepted with 2,863 ATM and four SIM cards by our officers on duty.