An aviation security personnel at the Murtala Muhammed Airport Terminal II (MMA2), operated by Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited (BASL), has returned N2.3m misplaced by its owner.
The money belonged to an Uyo-bound passenger on Ibom Airline, George Etuk.
The excited passenger commended the security officer after receiving his lost baggage, which contained the money and other vital documents.
The incident, according to BASL AVSEC Manager, Olatubosun Okeowo, occurred at about 5:15 pm while the passenger who just returned from the United States of America was at the terminal to link up with an Uyo-bound airline.
It was gathered that the passenger was at the Ibom Airline check-in counter alongside other intending passengers.
It was at that point that he got carried away and lost concentration on his bag.
During the CCTV investigation by BASL AVSEC Team, it was discovered that the bag was accidentally picked up by a fellow passenger.
The bag was then retrieved and handed over to the owner who confirmed that the contents of the bag were intact in the presence of the AVSEC duty supervisor with his team, the police and the airline representative.
Group Corporate Affairs Manager, Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited, Mikail A. Mumuni confirmed the development in a statement.
The highly elated Etuk who could not hide his gratitude, expressed appreciation for a thorough job and the professional manner with which the investigation was carried out, saying “their quick intervention was commendable because it saved the day.”