The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), has denied reports of assault on some staff of an airline at Port Harcourt International Airport on Saturday allegedly carried out by aides to wife of the Honourable Minister of Transportation, Mrs Judith Amaechi, saying it had nothing to do with the Minister’s wife.
According to FAAN in a statement signed by its spokesperson, Mrs. Henriaetta Yakubu, the incident only took place between some security staff and airline officials.
“Our attention has been drawn to a trending story to the effect that the wife of the Honourable Minister of Transportation, Mrs Judith Amaechi supervised the assault and manhandling of some airport officials on the 26th May 2018, because she was refused boarding an Air Peace flight from Port Harcourt to Abuja.
“The Authority will like to state emphatically that the incident has nothing to do with the Honourable Minister’s wife, it was between some security personnel at the airport and airline officials”, it said.
An online medium, (not thetravelport.com.ng), had reported that Mrs Ameachi’s entourage formed a human barricade to prevent a fully boarded aircraft from taking off while her armed security aides beat up two of the airline’s ground staff for not allowing their principal board the flight.