- A passenger, who smoked cigarette on-board an Air Peace flight on Wednesday, December 11, has been jailed
- The passenger's sentence was handed down to him by a Magistrate Court sitting in Ogba area of Lagos state
- According to Air Peace, the flight attendant's prompt response to the cigarette-lighting by the passenger shows the airline's commitment to global safety standards of protecting passengers and aircraft from harm
A Magistrate Court sitting in Ogba, Lagos has sentenced a passenger arrested for smoking on-board an Air Peace aircraft to jail.
The passenger, who lit a cigarette while on-board Air Peace flight P4 7558, was sentenced to two weeks imprisonment with the option of paying N200,000 as a fine by the court.
Channels Television reports that the passenger was accosted by Air Peace's flight attendant, Adewale Oyebade while carrying out his routine safety checks on the flight which was coming from Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (UAE) to Lagos, Nigeria.
Reacting to the court's decision, the corporate communications executive of Air Peace, Stanley Olisa, said the incident which happened on December 11 and Oyebade's swift action shows the airline's commitment to global safety standards of protecting passengers and aircraft from harm.
Olisa stated that the act of lighting a cigarette by the passenger contravenes a standing global aviation regulation of non-smoking in-flight.
He also called on all air passengers to always comply with all established flight safety standards while ob-board an aircraft.
According to Olisa, every measure put in place by relevant air authorities is meant for passengers well-being.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Air Peace had denied claims that an aircraft ceased by the government of United States America
The airline said the company had no links with any seized aeroplane, adding it does not currently have any aircraft in the US as widely reported by many online newspapers.
Olisa while reacting to the report said that linking Air Peace to the seized aircraft is an act by mischief makers across the globe.
He also said even when the actual owner of the aircraft appeared in court on Tuesday in the US unfortunately, some people are still linking the aircraft to Air Peace.
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