Popular Journalist Winston Ojukutu Macauley Jnr. who was visiting the country over the past three weeks to reestablish business links was while on his way out of the country robbed at the Lungi airport where his luggage was tampered with and articles stolen.
Speaking with a very distressed tone over the phone after arriving in the UK on Monday morning Ojukutu said that when he was checking-in his bag was tagged as heavy and he protested that the bag was not heavy and questioned the lady at the check-in desk why she was tagging his bag as heavy. He said by then nothing other than that seemed amiss as he was the second person to check in for the BMI flight to London on Sunday night.
Winston said that on arrival he did not see the heavy tag anymore on his bag. When he examined the bag closely he saw that it had been broken into and several of the parcels he had been given to deliver to people in London had been tampered with and some of the contents were scattered in the suitcase.
On reaching home Winston said that he discovered that even his personal camera had been removed from his bag including parcels containing white cell phones which he had been asked to deliver although one of the cell phone chargers was still lying in the suitcase.
In a very depressed tone he questioned “how can we rebrand this country when our luggage is not safe at the airport?”
He stated that he would be making a formal complaint to the BMI Airline and the Airports Authority.