In just a few days after installing CCTV cameras at the airport, many passengers are now relying on the CCTV for their missing luggage. Last week a Facebook user, Dayo Adedayo narrated how he lost his bag and went to the security unit where the CCTV reviewed how his bag was picked up by a Chinese group.
Not long after that, a couple was unable to leave Nigeria for their emergency medical trip to the United State of America because of their mysterious missing passport. Mrs Tourism United Nations World, Ebele Enemchukwu shared this on her Facebook timeline. The couple also relied on the CCTV camera to fish out the perpetrator.
Extract from the CCTV footage
The first picture from the CCTV Footage showed the passport, the actual owner of the passports and the lady that took the passport.
The second picture showed a man asking the lady that took the passport if the passport is her own.
The third picture showed when another passenger was saying the passport belongs to the passengers over there while the lady that took the passport was looking back.
The fourth picture showed when the lady came back, took the passports that are not her own while the man that looks like her husband wait for her.
The next picture showed when she took the passport and looked at the passport. I guess she saw that it is not her own. The question is why did she take the passport when she has confirmed that the passports are not her own.
The next picture reviewed where the real owners of the passport were while the lady walks away with passports with boarding passes that is not her own.
The owner of the passports came back to take her passport but could not find it.
The footage reviewed how the owner of the passport was looking lost and could not pinpoint how her passport got missing.
What she said
MISSING INTERNATIONAL PASSPORTS AND A MEDICAL EMERGENCY!!!!!
Three days ago (June 29, 2018), our family friends (husband and wife) got checked into British Airways, en route to USA through London Heathrow for the husband’s medical checkup and were at the boarding gate at 7:30am waiting to board the aircraft at the departure lounge of Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja when their passports disappeared ‘mysteriously’. Thankfully, CCTV footage revealed that a female passenger who was travelling with a man suspected to be her husband took them 😮. Reasons for this are still unclear. What is clear however is that the woman picked up 3 passports which had 2 boarding passes in them, looked at them, confirmed they weren’t hers, but took them anyway. Abuja Airport security and BA staff notified UK security immediately, and announcements were made on board. The case has been formally reported to the Abuja International Airport DPO.
As we speak, July 2, 2018, both husband and wife have been deprived of their medical leave by this act of …….??? For now, all that is needed is for the lady to be identified. Hopefully, she took them with the intention of returning them. Or what use is a person’s passport to another? Beats me! Wonders shall indeed never end. Please let’s be extra careful at Airports and other public places. Please feel free to share this post. If you know something that might help, please share. Thanks and God bless you.
One of Linda Ikejis blog reader who witnessed the event said he saw the couple looking as if they were mad. He also said it was announced onboard calling on the perpetrators to return the missing passport.
My family was on that flight we were almost the last to board and saw them frantically looking for the passports and boarding passes. We all thought the lady was crazy. They announced a few times on the flight for anyone who mistakenly took the passports. So sad I thought they made the flight …the man looked ill …sad…why would she do that???
As at the time of posting this report, nothing has been said concerning the missing passport. Though, the security agents both here in Nigeria and abroad are working to fish out the lady and the man that involved in this act.
PS: Sage traveller, be extra careful at the airport. Travel light and make sure all your baggage are with you at all time. At the airport, everyone is a suspect.