The deceased is yet to be identified.
Arik Air has confirmed that the body of a young Nigerian man was on Friday found in the undercarriage compartment of an Arik aircraft that returned from London.
The Public Relations Officer of Arik, Ola Adebanji, said “the man was found after the aircraft returned from London, not New York.”
He said no identification was found on the corpse and that the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, is already handling the matter.
Officials of the airline said the man, believed to be a stowaway, must have hidden himself there long before the flight took off and must have died possibly out of suffocation.
They did not say how the unknown man beat its and the airport security network to smuggle himself into the aircraft.
When contacted by PREMIUM TIMES, spokesperson for FAAN asked for more time to enable him to get details of the incident.