Nigerian grandpa gagged, slapped on Emirates flight

A 71 year-old Nigerian grandpa, David Ukesone has recounted a raw deal that he had from the crew of Emirates airline, flying from Dubai to Chicago.

Nigerian grandpa gagged, slapped on Emirates flight


He was punched on the face, his mouth taped and bound like a prisoner for eight hours on his trip to reunite with his family.

His offence was that he got into a dispute with the flight attendants over his seat number. And then,as Mail Online reported, matters escalated.

Ukesone said he hadn’t been on a plane in over 35 years.

‘He apparently sits in the wrong seat and was told to change seats by a flight attendant,’ attorney Howard Schaffner told ABC News. ‘He didn’t think he was in the wrong seat and there was an argument and, at some point, he was hit.

Emirates Airlines, in a statement released Monday, confirmed the incident.

‘Emirates can confirm that a passenger on flight EK235 from Dubai to Chicago on 23 January had to be restrained by cabin crew due to unruly behavior during the flight. The passenger was handed over to the authorities on arrival in Chicago. The safety of our passengers and crew is of the utmost importance and will not be compromised. We would like to take this opportunity to thank the other passengers on the flight for their understanding, in particular the individuals who had assisted our crew during the flight.’

However, his lawyer said, he had no issue traveling from Nigeria to Dubai until he began the second leg of his trip.

Ukesone boarded the flight after his layover in Dubai with the boarding pass assigning him to seat 35D. He was joining his wife who immigrated four months earlier.

His adult son and daughter had also immigrated to the US.

The incident unfolded after Ukesone went to the bathroom and got in the wrong seat after he returned.

His attorney says he sat ‘very close’ to 35D.

Ukseone understands English, but not perfectly. When the argument ensued between himself and the flight crew, his lawyer says, he was very confused.

‘He was asked to move and he wants to take his bag in the overhead compartment with him,’ the attorney said.

‘They told him he was in the wrong seat and they laid hands on him to move him and that’s when everything escalated,’ Schaffner said.

The argument continued to escalate and the flight crew allegedly struck him ‘at least once’ and left a ‘large welt on his face,’ according to his lawyer.


SOURCE: Vanguard

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VIDEO: Stephanie Otobo returns, confesses of blackmailing Apostle Johnson Suleman

Not too many scandals remain fresh in our memory like the one against Apostle Johnson Suleman by singer, Stephanie Otobo. It was a battle of words, accusations, prayer and a song. Sigh! We won’t forget that music video in a while.

Stephanie Otobo returns, confesses of blackmailing Apostle Johnson Suleman


We spent a whole lot of time last year going back and forth over the alleged scandal of Apostle Johnson Suleman. The internet broke last year, when the self acclaimed lover of Apostle Suleman accused him of impregnating and refusing to marry her. It looked like after a while, we all forgot but like they say, the internet never truly forgets.

News about Stephanie Otobo suddenly resurfaced on the internet today after a video was released by Omega Fire Ministries of her apology and public confession. We don’t know the trigger behind these recent trail on confessions against evil acts formerly perpetrated against pastors.

Should we just agree its the power of prayer?

The Canadian-based Nigerian lady had gone to Omega Fire Ministry headquarters, Auchi, Edo, to apologise to Apostle Johnson Suleman and his family saying in tears that she was paid by politicians to lie against the man of God.

In her words, “The only offense he committed was to have intervened in the numerous heinous crimes against the Church of Christ around the Nation and became a Voice for the Gospel.

“What followed was a well – doctored drama to attack the reputation of this Golden Voice and seemingly reduce the volume of his voice even as more evils were planned against the Church.

“After all the evil efforts, the secret agenda, the heavily funded set up and the unrelenting pursuits to snare an innocent man, they were futile. The master planner has finally vindicated his church and his servant. This is not only a victory for God’s Servant; it is a victory for the Body of Christ & The Church in Nigeria.”

Apostle Suleman afterwards, prayed for her, claiming to have forgiven her.

Watch the video below:

But, we are confused and like any other person, we have a couple of questions. But, we’ll wait for later.