Some officials of the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria at the Yola Airport, Adamawa State, have gone tough on two corps members, Olugbenga Aluko and Taylor Odeje for protesting against alleged delay in their flight. Two Aviation Security (ASIEC) officials, one of whom was identified as Amos Balanga, reportedly dragged Odeje on the tarmac and smashed the screen of Aluko’s phone when he tried to capture the assault.
The Batch B, Stream 2 corps members had completed a three-week orientation of the National Youth Service Corps scheme at the Adamawa State orientation camp on Monday. PUNCH Metro learnt that the victims and a female corps member had gone to the airport on Tuesday to board a Medview flight on the way to their destinations in Lagos and Abuja.
It was gathered that the flight was scheduled to take off by 12.15pm on Tuesday, but was delayed by about three hours.
Aluko, who spoke with our correspondent on the telephone, said trouble started when the plane was about leaving the tarmac around 3pm without lifting him and his colleagues. Read more