A member of singer Davido‘s crew named Kayode attacked officials of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) and the Aviation Security (AVSEC) at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos, Sahara Reporters reports.
David had reportedly arrived the country from Dubai on an Emirates flight with luggage numbering 17, which Kayode allegedly refused to allow officials of the checkpoint verify.
According to an airport source who spoke to Sahara Reporters, whenever David arrives the airport, he leaves his luggage to crew members to clear, and goes out the terminal to dole out money.
People arriving are expected to release their tags to checkpoint officials for confirmation and verification, the source said.
Kayode, however, refused to release the tags, which led to an argument.
Sahara Reporters reports that Kayode punched a checkpoint staff in the face, and beat up another airport staff at the baggage claim area.
He was promptly restricted, reports claim, and was taken to “Tango City,” where unruly persons are said to be held before are fetched by the police.
While there, Kayode again reportedly beat up a female AVSEC official, and another customs official who cut his wrist on an industrial fan.
The eyewitness claimed the fight eventually caught Davido’s attention, and he returned, trying to secure his luggage.
His luggage was however not released to him as at last night. The eyewitness said:
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.