A 78-year-old woman was reduced to tears after her children left her stranded at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.
According to Iwuchukwu Benneth, a staff with the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Ms Benice Ikerionwu’s son was meant to pick her up from the airport but he never showed up and the woman had no money or phone on her, neither could she find her way to her son’s house on her own.
She wrote on Facebook:
“Please,this 78years woman Mrs Benice Ikerionwu arrived at Lagos Int Airport on Lufthansa airline on Monday 13/8/18 around 5pm and has been stranded there as she had no money,phone nor contact of Relation on her as at late nite that day.
She told us that her son Chimezie Ikerionwu was coming from Abuja to pick her on arrival but he was no where to be found as she was crying like a baby when one Bimpe kemi an arrived passenger noticed her and reported to Airport Security and was with her at Tango city and Servicom elderly lounge all through the nite and also gave her money to eat when leaving in the morning.
Yesterday her daughter chinwe Irabor nee ikerionwu was contacted thru her phone numbers got from the Airline as she booked her mothers ticket,but she refuse to cooperate with the Aviation security official who called her by not disclosing her two Brothers living at Ikeja and Ajegunle numbers to him instead she claimed that they had picked and that she slept at the sons house at Ajegunle.please Isiala Mbano indigenes or anyone that knows Chinwe Irabor,Chimezie or any of the Ikerionwus should call them to come to Lagos international Airport and pick their mother who has been stranded.they should come to Tango City and pick her.” she wrote on Facebook
Update: After been abandoned at the Airport for over 24 hours, her son showed up.
“Thanks you all for concern and efforts over mama case,at last the son came to pick her yesterday evening claiming he was involved in an auto accident while coming to Lagos from Abuja.However FAAN MMA Management had already booked a flight ticket for her to fly down to Owerri and Owerri Airport Manager contacted to arrange on how to pick her up when she lands and take her to her Village in Isiala Mbano since she knows the place before the son surfaced.it had been confirmed that Mama Ikerionwu is now at Isiala Mbano where the son took her to.once again thank you all for your effort and we spend our old age in peace by God grace.” The Airport attendant wrote.