An aggrieved passenger, Oghenemini Oyibo Great has been declared persona non grata at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
This implies that he cannot fly in or out of Abuja Airport.
The Air Peace Abuja-Benin bound passenger was arrested on Friday 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.
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FAAN had announced that the aggrieved passenger with seat number 10c Air Peace Flight P47172 became enraged over the delay of his flight.
Acting General Manager, Corporate Affairs of FAAN, Mrs. Faithful A. Hope-Ivbaze said, “At about 20:10 hrs of 24th March, 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.
“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.”