Destructive passenger barred from flying

A joint team of security personnel and Crime Intelligence and Investigative Unit (CIIU) have arrested and barred an aggrieved passenger, Oghenemini Oyibo Great from flying through the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, Abuja after he forced the boarding gate door at Module D and damaged the lock at the terminal. He was arrested last week Friday.

The passenger intending on flying from Abuja to Benin had also been declared persona non-grata by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria ( FAAN), meaning he is no longer allowed into the Abuja Airport terminal building.



FAAN had announced that the aggrieved passenger with seat number 10c Air Peace Flight P47172 was agitated over the delayed flight.

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The airport managers in a statement signed by General Manager Corporate Affairs, Mrs. Faithful Hope-Ivbaze said, ”At about 20:10 hrs of  March 24th, 2023, an aggrieved passenger on a delayed Air Peace flight to Benin forced the boarding gate door and damaged the lock. No major injury was sustained by the passengers and staff.

“The suspect was arrested by a joint team of security personnel and brought to the Crime Intelligence and Investigation Unit (CIIU) office of Aviation Security. He was interrogated and a statement was taken from him. The airport staff at the boarding gate witnessed the incident.

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“The suspect, Oghenemini Oyibo Great with seat number 10c Air Peace Flight P47172 was transferred to the Airport Police Command on transfer form number 0387470 and was received by inspector Benson with force identification number 17289.

“The airport wishes to declare him persona non-grata. He will no longer be allowed to fly out or into Abuja airport.

Wole Shadare