Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, has barred an Abuja bound Benin passenger Oghenemini Oyibo Great, from using the Abuja airport for any flight services, for forcefully opening and damaging the boarding gate door lock, when his flight to Benin on Air Peace was delayed on Friday, 24th, 2023.
The Air Peace Abuja-Benin bound passenger was arrested by a joint team of security personnel and brought to the Crime Intelligence and Investigation Unit, CIIU, after he broke the terminal D boarding gate and forcefully gained access to the Airside.
He was apprehended and handed over to the police.
FAAN had announced that the aggrieved passenger with seat number 10c Air Peace Flight P47172 became enraged over the delay of his flight.
According to the Acting General Manager, Public Affairs, Mrs. Faithful Hope-Ivbaze, the suspect whose name was given as Oghenemini Oyibo Great was arrested by a joint team of security personnel and brought to Crime Intelligence and Investigation Unit, CIIU, office of the Aviation Security.
“At about 20:10hrs of 24th March, 2023, an aggrieved passenger on 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 airport staff at the boarding gate witnessed the incident”.
She said, he was interrogated and statement was taken from him and transferred to the Airport Police command.
The airport authority has therefore declared him persona non-grata as he will no longer be allowed to fly out or into Abuja airport.
Story: Christy Dung