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5 Air Crew Members Get Awards For Foiling Inflight Theft 

Air Peace
L:R- Chief Operating Officer, Air Peace, Oluwatoyin Olajide; Tosan, Representative of Toptech Engineering Ltd; and Cabin Services Manager, Air Peace, Florence Opia.

July 26, (THEWILL) – Five Air Peace crew members have been recognised with Awards of Excellence for thwarting an attempt by one Mr Eze Kelvin to steal a considerable amount of money belonging to Engr Adedeji Adeniyi, the Managing Director of Toptech Engineering Limited.

Spokesperson of the airline, Stanley Olisa, who said the incident occurred on a 7:40am Accra-Lagos flight on July 17, 2021, revealed that the crew who operated the flight have been conferred with awards by the Management of Toptech Engineering Limited in recognition of their outstanding customer service and extra-vigilance in ensuring protection of items on-board as well as customer safety.

The awardees are: Captain Otobo Ogheneochuko(Pilot-in-Command); First Officer Phina Uzama-Okpalaeke; Olufemi Basanya, Lead Crew; and Amira Nwagui(Cabin Executive). A separate Award of Excellence was also bestowed on Air Peace.

According to Olisa in an official statement made available to THEWILL on Monday stated that “our crew noticed Kelvin taking an envelope of money from Adeniyi’s laptop bag in the overhead cabin. Aware of the former’s theft antecedents, our crew subtly questioned him about the ownership of the bag, which he claimed was his”.

“But when Adeniyi returned from the lavatory, it was confirmed that the bag belongs to him. Adeniyi later disclosed that the envelope had a significant sum, which was still intact when Kelvin returned the envelope” .

Olisa stated that the incident was immediately reported to the Airport Security Officials who are handling it, and added that Kelvin has been blacklisted from flying with Air Peace.

Recall that in June this year, Air Peace crew demonstrated commendable security alertness and vigilance as they prevented the trafficking of two babies by a couple.