Lagos Airport driver returns passenger’s $20,000 (N8.3 million), other valuables

A staff of the Muritala International Airport identified as Emmanuel Eluu has returned $20,000 (N8.3m), phone, jewelry and other valuables forgotten by a traveler.

Eluu drives one of the buses used to convey passengers at the Airside of the Terminal Two at the airport.

During one of his rounds, he found a black bag carried by a prominent Nigerian – whose name was concealed – around 3:10pm on August 30th.

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According to MMA2 operators, Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited (BASL), the driver took it to the valuables to the Aviation Security (AVSEC) Airside Supervisor, Taiwo Adelakun.

He was accompanied by Gbadamosi Olasunkami (Operations, Airside Supervisor) and Oluwole Alonge (Operations, Airside Head of Shift).

A statement by BASL Corporate Affairs Manager, Mikail Mumuni revealed other items found apart from the foreign currency.

They include N500,000, nine wristwatches, one bead, one eyeglasses, jewelry in two golden purses, four bank cheques, eye drops, envelopes, business cards, ID card and Samsung Note 20 Ultra.

The spokesman said the owner’s number on the card was called by the security supervisor on the instruction of the AVSEC Manager.

From his destination (Port Harcourt), the top citizen, who had boarded an Arik Air flight, instructed his protocol aide in Lagos to collect the belongings.

“The owner of the bag initiated a video conversation with Adelakun, affirming the identity of the protocol officer and thanked the management and staff of MMA2 for the honesty and professionalism,” Mumuni added.

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