The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has rejected reports of stolen luggage on taxiing aircraft at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos.
The Authority described such reports as “baseless and practically impossible”.
Tiwa had raised alarm on social media yesterday that her luggage was stolen from a Bombardier Challenger 605 jet with registration number T7-A00 while it was slowly taxiing to a Hangar at the Murtala Mohammed Airport, Lagos.
Vanguard reported that the jet had landed at the international airport after 8pm and was taxing to the Executive Hangar while another aircraft was about to take off so the jet was on hold and it was at that point that the robbers opened the cargo door and stole luggages belonging to the her and Wizkid.
The artistes were returning from a function in Uyo, Akwa-Ibom state.
A spokesperson for FAAN, Henrietta Yakubu said the reports were false, adding that it was impossible for the jet to be burgled.
“The purported victims in the said cases also did not make themselves available for questioning, in the quest to unravel the case.
Although investigations are still ongoing, FAAN will like to reassure travellers and the general public that with the level of safety and security systems on ground at the airports, it is practically impossible for an aircraft to be burgled within our Runways and Aprons.”