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Teenage Boy Found in Tyre Compartment of Private Jet at MMIA Lagos



MMIA Lagos BellaNaijaA male teenager suspected to be a stowaway, was found on Sunday in the tyre compartment of an aircraft at Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.

The aircraft operated by Tag Aviation, was parked at private general aviation terminal, Execujet, Tribune reports. The pilots were conducting a routine inspection of the aircraft before starting the engine, when the boy was discovered.

He was subsequently arrested, and found to be in possession of two mobile phones without sim cards.

During his confession, the boy revealed that “he entered the hangar through the facility of the headquarters, Air Defence Corps of Nigerian Air Force, located next to the Presidential/ VIP Lounge in the airport on Saturday night,” had gained access to the tyre compartment of the plane through the help of “a brother.

According to reports, the aircraft had flown in a former Minister of Petroleum, the night before the incident occurred.

You will recall that a similar incident occurred in 2013, when a teenage boy, Daniel Ihekina, was arrested at the lagos airport after being found in the tyre compartment of an Arik plane. In his case, he was successfully able to fly from Benin to Lagos – although he believed his final destination was the United States of America.


  1. Eileen

    February 2, 2015 at 11:21 am

    Eyah. Poor boy..the country is too hard d guy wants to escape.

  2. Nana

    February 2, 2015 at 12:23 pm

    Here we go again. These kids…smh. Please children, go to school or learn a skill and sooner or later you wont have to sneak into the tyre compartments to fly into your desired country but will find yourself there legally. God bless our chidren

  3. integrity

    February 2, 2015 at 3:33 pm

    Times are hard. Kids have become something else.. The courage and might to do these things is so scary.. God help our future leaders of tommorrow. Parents please watch over your kids oh.

  4. Chinco

    February 2, 2015 at 9:30 pm

    These are huge security risks

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