Young man nabbed while trying to sneak into London-bound airplane

A Ghanaian man has been arrested and detained for attempting to sneak into a London-bound flight from Kotoka International Airport.

It was gathered that security personnel apprehended him after he was spotted crawling on the airport’s tarmac by officials of Aviance, a terminal management company under the Ghana Airport Company.

The young man who is currently in police custody was said to have used the Burma Camp road and made his way through the bushes to find his way on the tarmac.

Reports further detailed how he tried entering an aircraft belonging to British Airways which was scheduled to depart from the International Airport Terminal 3 for Heathrow in the United Kingdom.

In other news…

A Nigerian man arrested for illegally boarding a vessel at the Lagos Roadstead in an attempt to travel overseas, has spoken on his determination to leave the country.

Osas Nusakare was arrested and paraded alongside 13 other stowaways that were onboard the foreign vessel.

The 45-year-old confessed that he wanted to celebrate the New Year in a European country. He said this was his second attempt, insisting that he would try his luck again until he succeeds.

Nusakare said he had boarded the vessel with the intention of travelling to Europe, but their presence was noticed before the ship sailed out of Lagos water.

“We joined the vessel with the aim of travelling to any country in Europe. We were encouraged by the fact that we were going to celebrate the New Year in Europe. This is my second attempt. I am not discouraged. I will continue to try untill I succeed,” he added.

Commander of the Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) BEECROFT who doubles as the Commander Of Operation AWATSE, Commodore Kolawole Oguntuga, said the suspects’ arrest was sequel to an intelligence that was received from the Maritime Domain Awareness Facility, the Falcon Eye Alignment.

He said; “On receipt of the information the actuarial teams swiftly boarded the vessel and discovered movements within the rudder compartment. Two of the apprehended stowaways had previously been arrested for a similar offence just a month ago, emphasizing the persistence of such illicit activities.

“The brave efforts of the patrol team averted life-threatening conditions for the individuals confined in the vessel’s compartment, emphasizing the Nigerian Navy’s commitment to maritime safety. The arrested stowaways were promptly handed over to the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) following established protocols for further necessary action.”