An Ogba Magistrate Court has sentenced a passenger caught smoking on board Air Peace flight P4 7558 from Sharjah to Lagos on December 11, to two weeks in prison.
The passenger who was accosted by the airline’s flight attendant Adewale Oyebade after being spotted smoking on board the flight, was however given an option of N200k fine after being found guilty of the act.
The passenger is said to have violated the standing global aviation regulation of non-smoking in-flight. A Corporate Communications Executive of Air Peace, Stanley Olisa, stated that the efforts of Oyebade must be commended as his safety consciousness made him expose the passenger who was secretly carrying out the act.
He added that the flight attendant noticed the passenger’s prohibited act while doing his routine safety checks. In response, the airline reiterated its commitment to global safety standards, saying: “We are fully committed to the safety of our passengers and will not compromise that stance for anything.”