Posted by Sade Williams
The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has banned a passenger, Oghenemini Oyibo Great, from flying in to and out of Abuja airport for damaging its facility at the boarding gate after he became restless over delayed flight.
A statement signed by FAAN’s spokesperson, Mrs. Faithful Hope-Ivbaze, explained that at about 20:10hrs of 24th March , 2023, the aggrieved passenger on delayed Air Peace flight to Benin forced the boarding gate door and damaged the lock .
It added that there was no major injury sustained by the passengers and staff.
The Authority explained further that the suspect was arrested by a joint team of security personnel and brought to Crime Intelligence and Investigation Unit (CIIU) office of the Aviation Security, adding that he was interrogated and statement was taken from him.
According to the statement: The airport staff at the boarding gate witnessed the incident. 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.”, it added.