Passenger steals N1m onboard from fellow passenger abroad on Air Peace flight

A passenger aboard an Air Peace flight has been arrested for allegedly stealing N1m from another passenger’s bag.

Stanley Olisa, Air Peace’s Spokesperson, who confirmed the incident in a statement in Lagos, said that it happened on its Abuja-Port Harcourt flight P47192 on July 27.

Olisa said during the flight, the suspect took another passenger’s computer bag from the overhead cabin and retrieved a brown envelope containing the money which he kept.

“He, thereafter, took the brown envelope containing the money, put the computer bag in another luggage compartment and moved to an empty seat at the back of the aircraft,” he said.

Olisa stated that the suspect attempted to be one of the first few to disembark despite the announcement of a proper disembarkation sequence by the crew but was eventually caught and the money retrieved from him, with different currencies in different denominations found on him.

He said the suspect was handed over to the security operatives of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria for onward transfer to the police for further investigations.

He said the police later confirmed to have released him on bail.

There had been several reports of cases of theft onboard aircraft involving different airlines operating in the country in recent times.

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