Police sue Air Peace customer over alleged aircraft hijack



The Nigeria Police Force has dragged a businesswoman, Nneka Ogbonna, to court on a two-count charge of aircraft hijacking and flight disruption on an Air Peace flight scheduled to depart Lagos for Warri on December 10, 2019.

The passenger had caused a delay of over 80 minutes on the flight by refusing to disembark from the aircraft as ordered by the pilot following a series of extremely disturbing and disorderly conducts exhibited by the accused.

This was contained in Federal High Court (Lagos Division) documents dated January 25, 2021, with the case titled: ‘Federal Republic of Nigeria (Complainant) vs Mrs Nneka Ogbonna(Defendant)’.

It was also gathered that the Federal High Court Judge presiding in the enforcement of fundamental human right suit earlier filed by Ogbonna against Air Peace Limited, the Nigerian Police and four others, Justice (Prof) Obiozor recused himself from the ongoing proceedings due to the unprofessional conduct of the Applicant’s counsel.

The Applicant’s counsel, Ngozi Akandu had petitioned the Senate, Inspector General of Police and several organisations while the suit was still pending before the Court.

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