The Airport Police Command has arrested one Lawal Oluwabusola for smoking cigarette on board Arik Air flight from London to Lagos.
A statement by Mr Livinus Chukwuma Police Public Relations Officer PPRO Airport Command said, the man was apprehended on arrival at the international wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos.
According to Chukwuma, the suspect was smoking cigarette in the lavatory which triggered off emergency alarm system in the aircraft causing confusion among passengers.
The PPRO said the suspect’s action was at variance with the in-flight safety procedures.
Chukwuma said the suspect has been arraigned in court on two count charges in accordance with section 2(1) of the FAAN bye law 2005 and section 166(1) (d) of the criminal law of Lagos State.
In a related development, the command has also apprehended a man for stealing the sum of $1,400 from a female passenger scheduled to fly Air France .
Chukwuma said the Passenger was was taking some rest on a couch in Gabfol lounge at MMIA waiting to board the flight when she forgot her purse containing the sum.
Meanwhile, the Airport Police Commissioner, CP Frederick Lakanu has urged airport users nationwide to conform with the rules and regulations guiding the airports and aviation industry as ignorance will not be tolerated as an excuse.