Suspected stowaway found in United Nigeria parked aircraft

A middle-aged man was apprehended and taken for interrogation after he was found on an aircraft belonging to United Nigeria Airways( UNA) in the early hours of Sunday.

 The unidentified man, who according to information was unconscious, was discovered during the preflight inspection and the aircraft in question is being screened and prepared for service after the alleged stowaway was taken away

United Nigeria Airlines

A statement by Achillus Chud- Uchegbu the airline’s spokesman revealed that due to this breach some flights may be affected as the airline may have to be rescheduled to accommodate the investigation

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The statement read, “During preflight inspection this morning, a stowaway was found in one of our aircraft parked at MMA2 Ikeja. The middle-aged man, who looked unkempt and is suspected to be unconscious, was arrested and taken in for interrogation.

“The aircraft last operated Abuja-Lagos at 7.30 pm on September 3, 2022, and was securely parked at the apron following a post-flight inspection.

“FAAN AVSEC and Bi-Courtney security services are on the ground and an investigation has opened into this security breach at MMA2.

“The affected aircraft is being screened and prepared for service in accordance with United Nigeria Airlines strict security and operating standards.

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“Meanwhile, the development will result in rescheduling of some flights to accommodate the investigations.

“We regret the delay this incident will cause our esteemed customers whose scheduled flight will be affected.” The statement ended

Wole Shadare