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NAHCO dissociates self from $8m seized at Lagos airport

NAHCO dissociates self from $8m seized at Lagos airport
February 04
19:28 2020

The Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc (NAHCO) says it has no connection with the $8million intercepted at the Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos.

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At a press conference, Hameed Ali, comptroller-general of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), had announced that the service seized $8,065,615 at the airport.

Ali said the cash, stashed inside a car, was intercepted when it was about to be loaded into an aircraft.

He said the money was wrapped in large brown envelopes, and that the driver of the vehicle who works with NAHCO at the airport has been arrested.

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In a statement on Tuesday, NAHCO dissociated itself from the act, saying it “has no connection whatsoever with this alleged act”.

The company said it will corporate with relevant agencies and stakeholders in revealing the truth and eradicating malpractice in its operations.

“The attention of the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company plc (nahco aviance) has been brought to a press conference earlier today by the Comptroller – General of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) Col. Hammed Alli (rtd) to the effect that a vehicle belonging to NAHCO was intercepted with some cash in foreign currencies as it conveyed the money to an aircraft at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos,” the statement read.

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“We wish to state unequivocally that NAHCO as an organization has no connection whatsoever with this alleged act. The Company has initiated contact with the Nigerian Customs Service’ hierarchy to provide it with details of this incident.

“As a responsible corporate organisation, NAHCO will cooperate with all regulators, agencies and other stakeholders in not only finding out the truth about this unfortunate incident, but also rooting out malpractices in the sector.

“The Nigerian Aviation Handling Company does not condone irresponsible and criminal behaviour. The Company takes seriously the trust of its esteemed clients, partners and other stakeholders, both local and international, and will do everything to protect that trust.”

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