Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Arik Air bans FAAN MD, and 25 Others From Its Flight Permanently

Embattled airline, Arik Air Tuesday  permanently blacklisted 27 persons from boarding any of its flights at any point in Nigeria.

A document obtained by Blueprint in Lagos yesterday  [Sept. 25] entitled ‘List of passengers blacklisted on all Arik Air Flights’ showed the Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Mr. George Uriesi, as the first person on the list.

Although his offence was not stated, it is believed that he made the list because of the recent disruption of the airline’s operations by unions in the aviation industry made up mostly of FAAN personnel.

Another person banned permanently is one Omojuwa Japhet, who according to Arik Air claimed to have lost his iPod on its flight in June 2012 and had since resorted to posting damaging reports about it on twitter and other social media.

Messrs. Victor Ogbendah Elo, Lawal Lateef and Obayomi Osoba were also blacklisted for allegedly insulting the airline’s staff, disturbing the peace of other passengers and disrupting check-in and boarding procedures at the General Aviation Terminal, Lagos.

Also, Messrs Obiriki James and Guanah Raymos were banned for disrupting flight W3 4001 on the April 28, 2012 for almost three hours, molesting the ground staff, and telling check-in passengers that the aircraft was not airworthy.

Four Somalis Messrs Moulim Boubacai, Moussa Baba, Al-Laranma and Ibrahim were also banned for being declared security risk by the state security service.

Other persons blacklisted are Warsame Ahmed Adbulkadir, Abdel Rahman Wala Eldin, Mohammed Murtada Awa Alla Hamad, Bakare Lanre, Miss Davies-Fasan Adesola, Mrs. Ejilasisi Kudirat Abike, Mr. Musa Azeez Arisekola, Mr. Adesugba Sijuade Adekoya, Mr. Oluseye Yakubu Idowu and Mr. Olomiwe Peter Chukwu.

Others are Mr. Nwachukwu Austin, Mr. Orji Daniel Ikechukwu, Mr. Uzoh Himan, Mr. Adesanya David, Mr. Ikukoyi Olufemi Olukay and Grace Nkiruka Guobadia who had been declared wanted by the Nigeria Police Force.

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