Man arrested for taking pictures at MIA
MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (WSVN) -- A man has been arrested after, officials said, he caused a security scare at a South Florida airport.
On Jan. 11, Miami-Dade Police officers stopped Oluwole Aboyade in the Dolphin parking garage at MIA after he reportedly began taking pictures of sensitive areas at the airport.
According to a Miami-Dade Police report, an officer said he became alarmed when he saw Aboyade taking pictures of buildings, surveillance cameras, airport runways and restricted areas. When the police approached the Nigerian national, he said he would remain silent. The police report read, "Mr. Aboyade was observed walking through the terminal and parking garages taking pictures ... upon making contact ... he became very evasive."
"He was approached by several of our uniformed officers who were very alert in seeing what was going on in order to question him and find out exactly why he was there. While questioning him, a lot of things he refused to answer. He was very evasive. He did not want to give any answers whatsoever," Miami-Dade Police Detective Bobby Williams said. "A detective was summoned from that airport bureau there, responded and subsequently, Mr. Aboyade was arrested, because he could not dispel the detective's fear for the safety of people or property."
Police said, Aboyade was in the US illegally. The police report read, "Upon arrival at the station, it was learned that Mr. Aboyade had overstayed his work visa and was wanted by ICE."
Miami-Dade Police turned Aboyade over into the custody of Immigrations and Customs Enforcement. ICE will now handle the case. "Once he was there at the facility, it was found that he had some sort of a federal warrant, or they wanted him. He was un-arrested from us and given over to them for their federal charges," said Williams.
Authorities want to know why Aboyade was at the airport. Williams said, "'Why are you taking these pictures here? Why are you in these sensitive areas taking pictures?' Which he could not give us any answers to."
Police also raised concerns about other photos that were found on Aboyade's camera: pictures of other buildings throughout Miami-Dade County.
The incident is still being investigated.
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