Police debunk Tiwa Savage’s allegation of baggage theft at airport

Tiwa Savage

The Murtala Muhammed Airport Police Command in Lagos has debunked allegations by singer, Tiwa Savage, that her baggage was stolen on a plane.

Tiwa had recently raised an alarm on social media that her belongings were stolen on a private plane that brought her from Uyo to Lagos on December 26.

Accusing the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), the 37-year-old said: “This means anyone including terrorists can have access to planes.”

The airport command’s spokesman, DSP Joseph Alabi, however, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday that the allegations could not be substantiated by those making them.

Alabi said the command, FAAN, and other security agencies, were still investigating the alleged incidents.

According to him, so far, the purported victims have failed to appear before the inter-agency committee and have also not lodged any complaint with the police.

He said: “if anything of such happens at the airport, the victim is expected to report it to the police, but nobody has come to us to make any such report.

“We have our officers who patrol the airside with the FAAN security operatives and it is practically impossible for anyone to burgle an aircraft in motion as being alleged.’’

Alabi urged travellers and other airport users not to fret over the allegations, stressing that the command was adequately prepared and equipped to guarantee their security, especially during this festive season.