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Friday
Jul012011

Man Who Eluded Airport Security Due in Court

Facebook(LOS ANGELES) -- The Nigerian man who flew from New York to Los Angeles with a fake ID and boarding pass last Friday is due in a Los Angeles courtroom Friday.

Olajide Oluwaseun Noibi, 24, faces stowaway charges.  He was arrested in Los Angeles Wednesday after trying to board a Delta flight bound for Atlanta.  FBI agents say they found 10 apparently stolen boarding passes in his bags.

The Transportation Security Administration now admits that Noibi somehow got through security at both New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport and Los Angeles International Airport before he was caught by the FBI.

Joseph Morris, the former federal security director at JFK Airport, said the incident points to a major problem.

"It certainly shows that there's a weakness," Morris said.

The TSA has also confirmed that its security officer in New York never noticed that Noibi's ID and boarding pass were invalid.

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Thursday
Jun302011

Man Gets Past Airport Security; Boards Flight with Fake ID and Pass

Creatas/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) -- The Transportation Security Administration is facing many questions Thursday after a Nigerian man was arrested for getting past security and onto a flight at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport with false documentation.

In a court document obtained by ABC News, an FBI agent who arrested Olajide Oluwaseun Noibe says he was able to board Virgin America Flight 415 to Los Angeles last Friday with a fake ID and stolen boarding pass.  The crew aboard the flight became suspicious they had a stowaway sitting in row three and turned Noibe over to authorities in Los Angeles, but for some reason he was released.

Noibe was then arrested on Wednesday at Los Angeles International Airport when he tried to get on a Delta flight bound for Atlanta.  After searching his bags, FBI agents say they found 10 boarding passes -- all apparently stolen.

Noibe is due in court in Los Angeles Friday.

Following the incident, the TSA said, "Every passenger that passes through security checkpoints is subject to many layers of security including thorough physical screening at the checkpoint.  TSA’s review of this matter indicates that the passenger went through screening.  It is important to note that this passenger was subject to the same physical screening at the checkpoint as other passengers."

The agency added that it could not "comment further on the specifics of the case given the ongoing FBI investigation."

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