According to Japheth Omojuwa who shared the story, this has been a common occurrence but they get caught, the thieves would claim, "sorry, I thought it was my bag..."
He tweeted; "Arik Air actually had someone pose like a regular passenger seated far behind pretending to be asleep. That person saw everything. This time though, the spy let them complete the transfer before making his own move. They were caught literally in the act".
After he was caught, the unidentified man bluntly denied ownership of his own bag.
"The authorities were alerted as soon as the incident happened airborne. They entered the plane on arrival and arrested the thief" Omojuwa added.