The Murtala Muhammed International Airport security unit has arrested no fewer than eight illegal Bureau de Change operators at the nation’s flagship airport.
The development came barely one month after armed bandits attacked some BDCs operators at the airport and carted away millions of naira. The robbery also led to the death of two policemen. However, the Lagos State Police Command last week paraded seven suspects arrested in connection with the robbery.
Mr. Victor Arisa, the Public Relations Officer, MMIA, told journalists on Wednesday that the arrest of the eight illegal BDC operators was part of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria’s efforts to rid the airport of unauthorised activities. According to him, the suspects were arrested between April 2 and 8, 2013 and have been handed over to the police for prosecution.
Arisa said, “In our continued effort at MMIA to rid the airport of illegal Bureau de Change operators, in April, the second day of the month, we arrested two people, Saidu Haruna and Lasi Yusuf, and after preliminary investigations, both have been handed over to the police for prosecution.”