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Male Stowaway Found Dead on Arik Air Plane at Lagos Airport



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A Nigerian male stowaway was found dead on Saturday on the main wheel well of an Arik Air aircraft at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) in Lagos.

The body was discovered when the airline’s engineers were checking the aircraft in preparation for a flight, The Sun reports.

Adebanji Ola, spokesperson for Arik told newsmen that the incident is currently under investigation.

According to reports, “the Airbus A345 -500 where the corpse was found is used by Arik Air to operate the Lagos – Dubai, and Lagos – South African routes.”

Reports also state that this would be the third time in the last three years that Nigerians would attempt to stowaway on flights operated by Arik Air.  One of the most popular cases was that of a young boy who successfully stowed away on a Benin –Lagos flight in 2013.

Photo Credit: The Sun


  1. EllesarisEllendil

    March 15, 2015 at 6:32 pm

    Meanwhile they still invade your body-space in the name of “security”.

  2. Lucy

    March 15, 2015 at 6:51 pm

    Nawa ooo,upon all the security check,God rest his soul

  3. Marlvina

    March 15, 2015 at 10:06 pm

    Its always ARIK!!

  4. newbie

    March 16, 2015 at 1:07 am

    Wait – someone stowed away on a flight from Lagos to Benin? Odi egwu. Stupidity at its height. So what would have been the purpose of that one now – so he wouldn’t pay the air fare? Because at least for this bros that just died – you could say well he was trying to get to “the abroad”. And that’s why he would risk his life? How far is Lagos-Benin that he can’t go by road? Mtcheeeeew.

    • mpoita

      March 16, 2015 at 7:43 am

      it was a small teenage boy; he was later ”rewarded” by the governor

    • Ebony

      March 16, 2015 at 9:02 am

      Rewarded ke? I’m very confused here.
      That what happened? He brought fame to the state or what? O_o

    • Jes

      March 16, 2015 at 8:12 pm

      According to d story,d poor boy actually thought the plane was enroute a foreign country only to find himself in Lagos. Wonders indeed shall never end!

  5. Ellious

    March 16, 2015 at 8:49 am

    And d teenage boy tot d flight was headed out of dis country, he didnt no it ws just lagos…at d end of d day his ws sucexful cos he didnt die n he got d beta life he ws looking for

  6. MercyI

    March 16, 2015 at 10:59 am

    na wa oooo another stowaway…which way Nigeria

  7. ourdearnation

    March 16, 2015 at 12:26 pm

    People are looking for ways out of the country…

  8. Yusufari

    March 17, 2015 at 7:26 am


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