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Nude Images of Passengers at Murtala Mohammed Airport

Discussion in 'News, Books, Art & Culture' started by Sola, Sep 25, 2010.

  1. Sola

    Sola Administrator Staff Member

    By Chinedu Eze

    The 3D full-body scanners procured for thorough body check of passengers at the nation’s major airports for security reasons are now being abused by security officials from the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), THISDAY can confirm.
    They use the machines, installed in the wake of the Farouk AbdulMutallab affair, to watch the naked images of female passengers for fun.

    The controversial body scanners have been dubbed “e-stripping” in advanced countries because of the way they expose the nakedness of those being screened.
    THISDAY discovered that during off-peak periods, the aviation security officials, who are trained on the use of the scanners, usually stroll from the cubicle located in a hidden corner on the right side of the screening area where the 3D full-body scanner monitors are located.

    They do so to catch a glimpse of some of the passengers entering the machine and immediately go back to view the naked images, in order to match the faces with the images since the faces are blurred on the monitors while passengers are inside the machine.
    The face that appears on the scanner’s monitor is usually blurred so that the operator viewing the full body will not recognise who passes through the machine.

    But by coming out to see the passenger in person and then going back to see his or her image, the objective of protecting the privacy of the passenger has been defeated.

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  2. toammyb

    toammyb Born to lead and follow

    That is filthy...but expected. The MMA almost made me swear not to go back to that country again :(
  3. ddizzle

    ddizzle Aunty!

    Trust MMIA Something that is mean to be used for safety I found it interesting that its blurred while their behind watching but im wondering why the same guy who reviews the scan would come out and see the person? something tells me thats not in the rules one person should be behind the machine another person should be stationed to guide the passenger through.
  4. Sifu

    Sifu Master Group

    disgusting. Why should anybody be surprised. Acting like 8 year old kids
  5. Amiga

    Amiga Wonder woman

    Typical of Nigerians, unprofessionalism is an art form.
  6. Abike

    Abike :)

  7. Dsampler

    Dsampler D. Ultimate Naija Ruler

    One successful lawsuit will straighten everything out in a heartbeat.
  8. Abike

    Abike :)

    Where's the ACLU when you need them!!!?

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