Passenger declared per​so​na ​non ​gra​ta for destroying Abuja airport facility


A passenger on Air Peace Abuja-Benin flight OGHENEMINI OYIBO GREAT has been banned from flying out or into Abuja airport.

The passenger whose flight was delayed forced the boarding gate door and damaged the lock.

Spokesperson for the Federal Airports Authority, FAAN, Mrs. Faithful Hope-Ivbaze in a statement said, the airport had declared him persona non-grata. 

“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 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”.

She added, “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”. 

 “He was interrogated and statement  was taken from him. The airport  staff at  the boarding  gate witnessed the incident”.  

“He will  no longer be allowed to fly out or into Abuja airport”.


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