A foreign passenger, Thomas Joseph McGorry, a Briton, has praised the honesty of Aviation Security personnel at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Ikeja for handing over his lost purse to him, with all the money intact, following his arrival from the UK. Mr. Thomas said he never believed such positive development could happen in Nigeria therefore, full of praise for the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria.
The joy of McGorry, was visible when he was informed of the recovery of his missing purse at the airport, on February 13, 2014. A Good Samaritan found the purse at the arrival hall near the bureau de change office and alerted AVSEC officials after the arrival passengers had departed the airport.
The purse contained various foreign currencies including £820, €175 and N250. It also included his international passport. The office of the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) of AVSEC contacted McGorry, who was more than relieved to be given his missing purse.
This is the second time, in less than six months, that FAAN has returned missing items at the airport, including money, to its rightful owners.