It was revealed that the FAAN worker hid the money inside her hair and used her beret to cover it after stealing it from the pilgrim's bag.
A female staff member of the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria, Ramatu Luka, has been arrested at the Yola Airport for alleged stealing $600 belonging to a female pilgrim, Hafsat Mohammed.
The development was confirmed to the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday by the spokesman for the Adamawa State Police Command, DSP Suleiman Yahaya.
Yahaya said Luka discovered pepper in the bag of Mohammed which she threatened to seize if she was not given bribe.
Yahaya said the FAAN official was given 10 Saudi Riyal by the pilgrim to allow her go with the pepper.
“It was during the bribe negotiation that the lady took $600. dollars from the woman’s bag.
“When the pilgrim later discovered that her money was missing, she raised the alarm and the money was found in the possession of the FAAN staff member,” he added.
Yahaya explained that the FAAN worker hid the money inside her hair and used her beret to cover it.
He said the case had been referred to CIID for further investigation after which the suspect would be charged.