From Suleiman Idris, Lagos
A 52 year old American, Breedlov Shawn was yesterday arrested at the international wing of the Murtala Muhammad Airport (MMIA) in Lagos, moment after he touched down at the airport for violent conduct.
Shawn, our reporter gathered, was coming to Nigeria to visit his Yoruba fiancee.
The DPO MMIA, SP Danjuma Garuba Ridah who confirmed the arrest told journalists that the foreigner fought and stabbed an operator of the towing van working at the airport.
According to SP Ridah, the Uber vehicle that came to pick Shawn had packed wrongly and an attempt was made to tow the vehicle but the foreigner refused and in the process stabbed the driver of the towing vehicle with the Uber’s car key.
Narrating the incident, SP Ridah said “He is on detention and by God’s grace; we are charging him to court. He is US citizen. Actually what happened was that he came to Nigeria to see his fiancée. The fiancee name is Adefunke Adegbola. So when he came to Nigeria, the fiancee now took Uber to the airport. The woman went and parked at a wrong place.
When towing van came to tow the vehicle from that place, the lady was inside because they have already received the foreigner inside the Uber. The oyibo man came out and started dragging with the towing van people.
“He said they should not tow the vehicle. Then, they told him that it was wrong parking.. The towing man pushed him and he collected the key from the Uber man and stabbed the towing van man with the key between the ear and the jaw. The key now went inside and broke”.
The police said the injured driver was taken to the Air Force Hospital and he has been operated upon.”
The Police officer added that, “the fiancee family members have come and they have been pleading but we will charge him to court because he has said that Nigeria is a lawless country and that nothing will happen.”