Pas­sen­ger jailed for smok­ing in air­craft

The Punch - - NEWS - Mau­reen Ihua-maduenyi

AN Ogba mag­is­trate court in La­gos has sen­tenced a pas­sen­ger to two weeks im­pris­on­ment with an op­tion of N200, 000 fine for smok­ing on­board an Air Peace air­craft.

Air Peace said on Tues­day that the pas­sen­ger was caught on its flight P4 7558 from Shar­jah to La­gos on De­cem­ber 11.

The air­line said in a state­ment signed by its Cor­po­rate Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Ex­ec­u­tive, Stan­ley Olisa, that the pas­sen­ger whose name was not given, was ac­costed by a flight at­ten­dant.

“The flight at­ten­dant no­ticed the pas­sen­ger’s pro­hib­ited act while do­ing his rou­tine safety checks,” the air­line said.

Air Peace said the fly­ing pub­lic should make it an obli­ga­tion to com­ply with all es­tab­lished global flight safety stan­dards.

It added that such mea­sures were for pas­sen­gers’ well-be­ing.

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