United Nigeria Airlines has said they apprehended a middle-aged man after he was found on parked aircraft in the early hours of Sunday.
The management of the airline also stated that the said man was taken for interrogation
Achilleus Chud-Uchegbu, Head of Corporate Communications, United Airlines in a statement Sunday said that the unidentified man was unconscious and discovered during a pre-flight inspection.
Chud-Uchegbu explained that he was discovered while the aircraft was being screened and prepared for service after the alleged stowaway was taken away.
The spokesman revealed that due to the breach, some flights might be affected as the airline would have to be rescheduled to accommodate the investigation.
“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.
“FAAN AVSEC and Bi-Courtney security services are on ground and 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.
“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 read.