Activities were temporary halted at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, following unruly display by some aides of popular Nigerian musician, Davido.
One of the aides whose name was simply given as “Kayode” became upset and beat up an airport official who asked him to produce his baggage tags at the airport.
According to Sahara Reporters, crisis broke out when a Checkport staff at the airport attempted to verify some of the checked luggage with the attached tags, but, rather than allow the staff to carry out his official duty, the aide (Kayode) insisted that he would not allow him to verify the luggage, which after much arguments and insistence, led to fisticuffs.
The star arrived the country via an Emirates flight around 5 pm, had 17 checked luggage, which the aides refused to allow the officials of the Checkport verify with the attached tags.
The aide punched the staff on the face which led other security officials at the terminal to arrest the aide. The aide resisted the arrest and pounced on another staff at the baggage claim area.
When he seemed uncontrollable, the security officials mobilized and forced him to a restricted area within the terminal known as “tango city”
He continued his attacks on security officials in Tango city by hitting a female AVSEC official who was taking notes of the incident in the tummy and later pushed another Customs personnel who landed awkwardly and cut his wrist in the industrial fan in the area.
Tango City is a place where touts and unruly persons are detained within the terminal before being transferred to a police station for further a possible interrogation and possible prosecution.
An eyewitness who spoke to Sahara Reporters, holds that the singer always leave his luggage for his aide to clear whenever he arrives into the country.
“Whenever Davido arrives the airport, he usually leave his check-in luggage for his aides to clear. Immediately he arrives on a flight, he goes out and will start doling out money outside the terminal.
“Today, he arrived as usual with several luggage and about 17 in all. The rule is that whenever you arrive, you are expected to release your tags to the Checkport staff for confirmation and verification, but rather than comply with the simple rule, one of his aides insisted he won’t allow them to check the tags.
“He rebuffed everyone who were carrying out their lawful duties and resorted to attack the officials. No fewer than four officials were beaten by the person in question with at least two of them soaked in blood.
“When he was uncontrollable, he was bundled into the cell and he insisted that he must be taken to a police station. This however, attracted Davido’s attention who was already out of the terminal. He had to return, but the security officials refused to hand over the luggage to him. One of the luggage we even gathered contained some money in foreign currencies.”
The singer was said to be aware of the on-going crisis inside the terminal but ran to hide in a car outside the terminal where he awaited the release of his aides and luggage in vain having mobilized some officials with cash to take care of the problem.
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