Air Peace passenger arrested over alleged N1m theft

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Vitalis Nwabuzor, a passenger on Air Peace Abuja-Port Harcourt flight, has been allegedly caught involved in the theft of a sum to the tune of N1 million.

According to Air Peace, which reported the incident on Wednesday, it said the incident happened on July 27, 2023.

Making the development public, the spokesperson for Air Peace, Stanley Olisa, revealed that the passenger (Nwabuzor) allegedly stole the said sum said to be contained in a brown envelope but was caught by the owner of the money who called the attention of the crew.\

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According to Olisa, “During the flight, Nwabuzor took another passenger’s computer bag from the overhead cabin, took the brown envelope containing the money (N1m), put the computer bag in another luggage compartment and moved to an empty seat at the back of the aircraft.

“He was one of the first few to disembark, despite the announcement of a proper disembarkation sequence by the crew. He was eventually caught, and the money was retrieved from him. Different currencies in different denominations were found on him”.

As of the time of filing this report, Nwabuzor has been handed over to the security operatives of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), for onward transfer to the police for further investigations.


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