A passenger caught smoking on-board Air Peace plane has been found guilty by a Magistrate Court sitting in Ogba, Lagos and sentenced to two weeks imprisonment with the option of paying N200,000 as a fine.
The passenger was seen smoking a cigarette and was accosted by the flight attendant, Adewale Oyebade while carrying out his routine safety checks.
According to a statement released on Wednesday by the Corporate Communications Executive of Air Peace, Stanley Olisa, this act contravenes a standing global aviation regulation of non-smoking in-flight.
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He stated that Oyebade’s safety consciousness reiterates Air Peace’s commitment to global safety standards of protecting passengers and aircraft from harm.
The Air Peace flight P4 7558 was heading from Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (UAE) to Lagos, Nigeria on December 11, 2019, when the incident happened.
Olisa further advised intending air passengers to make it an obligation to comply with all established flight safety standards, adding that such measures were meant for their well-being.