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Airline stowaway case: Suspect says he is frequent traveler ‘reaching the world for Jesus’

June 30, 2011 |  1:53 pm

The Nigerian national who authorities say sneaked past layers of airport security and on to a Virgin America plane headed to Los Angeles is a Chicago-area businessman who claims to be a frequent traveler working for God.

Olajide Oluwaseun Noibi, 24, also known as Seun Noibi, proclaims himself a "storyteller, strategist and designer who is passionate about reaching the world for Jesus," according to his Facebook page.

Federal law enforcement sources confirmed the man pictured on several social media pages and websites is the man they have in custody, but they said they are still attempting to verify Noibi's background.

Noibi claims to have an office in Chicago's Southwest neighborhood. He says he frequently travels and, in a Facebook status update, notes: "3 days, 3 cities, Chicago, Detroit and NOw i can spy with my little eye New york city from this Sheraton at Liberty Int' l Airport in NJ!"

In one YouTube video, Noibi says he is setting up a network to change Nigeria with the help of God.


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