Customs arrest passenger with gun at Lagos airport

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(m) at 26-04-2013 06:21AM (6 years ago)

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Operatives of the Nigeria Custom Service, NCS, of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Thursday, arrested a passenger, Mr. Ukeje Goodluck Joseph, with an air soft gun also known as Zinc Alloy Shell G.15 pistol and five sachets of pellets at the International Wing of the airport, during the inward screening of passengers of Kenya Airways flight KQ532 from Johannesburg, South Africa.

The pistol was found on the passenger during routine screening by Customs officers and other relevant agencies at the airport.

The passenger, however, claimed that he bought the gun for his son, stressing that the pistol was not a real gun.

Speaking on the arrest, the Public Relations Officer of the Nigeria Customs Service, Airport Command, Mrs. Thelma Williams noted that the passenger and the air soft gun including the five sachets of pellets have been handed over to the Airport Police Command for further investigations.
She said: “During the inward clearance of Kenya Airways flight KQ532 from Johannesburg, in South Africa, on the April 24, 2013, about 1050 hours, one Mr. Ukeja Goodluck Joseph with Nigerian passport number A04206153, upon normal routine examination with other relevant agencies, his luggage was found to contain one air soft gun zinc alloy shell G.15 pistol which he claimed to have bought for his son claiming that it is not a real gun. The passenger and the air soft gun with five sachets of pellets have been handed over to the airport police command for further investigations.”

It will be recalled that on July, 13, 2012, Nigerian Custom Service (NCS) at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, (MMIA) Command intercepted an Abuja bound cache of three high calibre air rifles that entered the country through the courier shed of the airport.

Concealed as golf bags and wrapped in a carton, the rifles were contained in a courier package billed for delivering to an unnamed arms smuggler based in the Federal Capital Territory, (FCT) Abuja through a courier company, UPS.


angesco (f) at 26-04-2013 07:38AM
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Kudos to the airport authorities.

At last they are taking the lives of airport passengers seriously.

How do we know he was not part of a wider gang that were planning to hijack the plane during the flight?

My be now Nigeria will be taken seriously by other aviation networks around the world as fighting crime?
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chicco77 (f) at 26-04-2013 08:24AM
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hmmm thank GOD he was caught
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moni4real (f) at 26-04-2013 08:24AM
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NIGERIAN POLICE ARE SICK, I AM SORRY FOR THAT COUNTRY. THEY WILL ARREST INNOCENT SOUL AND LEAVE CRIMINALS 2 GO. WHAT A COUNTRY?
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Solidstonez (f) at 26-04-2013 08:29AM
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Country full of wonders

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Solidstonez (f) at 26-04-2013 08:29AM
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 Shocked Shocked Shocked Roll Eyes Roll Eyes

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etibaba (m) at 26-04-2013 08:38AM
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Ok

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winace (f) at 26-04-2013 08:46AM
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Na wa o.
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ajanni (m) at 26-04-2013 09:07AM
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goodluck?
haaahha
maybe him wan hijack da plane
badluck
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tanglefree (f) at 26-04-2013 09:18AM
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Serious Issue!
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mary11 (m) at 26-04-2013 09:42AM
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The passenger, however, claimed that he bought the
gun for his son, stressing that the pistol was not a
real gun.

Abeg make una "blow" 1 for him head 2 see weda na real gun or not Grin

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Rihannaaa (f) at 26-04-2013 09:51AM
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Which one is air soft gun again ooo? If Na pikin gun, so why arrest him?

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Shegzan (m) at 26-04-2013 09:55AM
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Kk,bye#

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Biafranwar (m) at 26-04-2013 10:03AM
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A toy gun with bullets? His name has changed from goodluck to badluck
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PeacetoU (f) at 26-04-2013 10:16AM
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If he said the gun is not a real gun then put bullet inside and try it on him. If it's not a real gun why did he hide it.
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janexes (f) at 26-04-2013 10:32AM
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Na d son birthday gift
       Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy
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paulohking (m) at 26-04-2013 11:17AM
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 Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy
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Jaylen (m) at 26-04-2013 12:02PM
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Na wa o
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donfesla (m) at 26-04-2013 12:12PM
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Thank God d police are no more alive
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kampas (f) at 26-04-2013 12:30PM
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Quote from: PeacetoU on 26-04-2013 10:16AM
If he said the gun is not a real gun then put bullet inside and try it on him. If it's not a real gun why did he hide it.
Exactly my mind.
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