An Abuja bound Benin passenger has been barred by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN from using the Abuja airport for any flight services.
The action by the airport authority was for forcefully opening and damaging the boarding gate door lock when his flight to Benin on Air Peace was delayed.
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 and will no longer be allowed to fly out or into Abuja airport.