According to Japheth Omojuwa who shared the story, this has been a common occurrence but when they catch them, the thieves would claim, “sorry, I thought it was my bag…”
“Arik Air actually had someone pose like a regular passenger seated far behind pretending to be asleep. That person saw everything. This time though, the spy let them complete the transfer before making his own move. They were caught literally in the act” Omojuwa tweeted.
The police were alerted as soon as the incident happened on air and the thief was arrested on arrival.