[The Heat on BA] NBA, Others Drag BA to Court

NBA, Others Drag BA to Court for Manhandling Country

Vanguard (Lagos)


NEWS
29 April 2008
Posted to the web 29 April 2008

By Innocent Anaba
Lagos

THE Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), its president, Mr Olisa Agbakoba (SAN) and a Nigerian citizen, Mr. Ayo Omotade, have dragged British Airways before a Lagos High Court, over the manhandling, molestation and inhuman treatment mated to Omotade, while aboard British Airways, last month for daring to question the inhumane treatment mated out to another Nigeria, being deported to Nigeria from Britain.

Omotade, who had while aboard British Airways, observed the deportation of a Nigerian, who was handcuffed, yet being further restrained and manhandled violently, had gently approached the officers tormenting the deportee and asked them not to kill him.

But was later told to get off the plane and not to travel with the airline because the cabin crew claimed he had been disruptive by questioning the noise being caused by the deportee that was removed.

Omotade, after being prevented from traveling, was later arrested, handcuffed and detained and is being prosecuted in London, over the money found on him, which he was bringing to his family in Nigeria.

Plaintiffs in the suit are further asking the court to declare that the arrest, detention, harassment, humiliation, intimidation, jettisoning, manhandling, molestation, persecution, threatening and tormenting of Omotade on or about March 27, 2008 on board the respondent's Flight BA075, from London to Lagos without warrant or lawful justification by British police and law enforcement officers, with the assistance, co-operation and support of the officers and crew of the respondent, in the circumstances of this case, are unlawful in the municipal laws of both Nigeria and the United Kingdom.

As well as in international law, and violate Omotade rights guaranteed him by sections 34(1), 35(1), 39(1), 41(1) and 42(1) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999; articles 2, 4, 5, 6, 12, 16(1), 19 and 23 of the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights; and articles 1 to 7, 9, 13 and 28 of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

The court is also asked for an order of perpetual injunction restraining the respondent, its officers or crew or any of them, whether by themselves, their agents, officers, privies or servants, or otherwise howsoever, from doing or attempting or purporting to do, or letting any authority or person do or attempt or purport to do on the respondent's flights, any of the following: arresting, detaining, harassing, humiliating, intimidating, jettisoning, manhandling, molesting, persecuting, threatening or tormenting Omotade, or in any other manner contravening the Omotade fundamental rights.

The applicants are contending that the suit is predicated on the grounds that the respondent's grievous desecration of the applicants' fundamental human rights offends not only the municipal laws of the jurisdictions to which the parties respectively belong, but also international law.



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Re: NBA, others drag BA to court for manhandling Nigerian
VOR posted on 04-29-2008, 07:18:54 AM
QUOTE:
He's still awaiting a full official report on the incident

.... just like the Nigerian Embassy in Spain is still waiting for a full report on Osamuyi's incident of last year.



And the NHC London is still waiting a full official report on the incident. bunch of jokers!

welcome move by the NBA, must "have received the official report"
Re: [The Heat on BA] NBA, Others Drag BA to Court
Docokwy posted on 04-29-2008, 07:21:24 AM
[QUOTE=Olamide;4295011457]I agree that the suits have not gone far enough. British Airways need to be put under pressure and in the consciusness of the Nigerian public in a very negative manner for some time to teach them a lesson in humility. If the cash being paid by Nigerians is good enough for their dainty, white hands, then, they should be ready to give us value for our cash and show some respect to us. Mr. Willie Walsh owe us a huge, unreserved apology to be tendered with tears in his eyes

To the lawyers on NVS, is it possible to file another suit against British Airways as "Concerned Nigerians" if we show enough cause as interested parties to the case? We might not ask for 1 billion pounds but a public apology in ten national newspapers in all countries that are members of the United Nations should suffice and humiliate them enough. I am waiting for legal advice from you gurus of the bar (Not bar where alcoholic drinks are served please). meanwhile, the govrnment should suspend BA from Nigerian Airspace for 1 year to start with and allocate their frequencies to Emirates And Air France.[/QUOTE]


Do they (Emirate and Airfrance) treat you any better? You should be asking for your own national airline and not seeking to move (like an ashewo) from one foreign airline to the other at the slightest provocation. When Emirate and Airfrance strike you like BA, you will move to Togo or Mali airline. Shame on your useless Nigeria.
Re: [The Heat on BA] NBA, Others Drag BA to Court
Dewdrops posted on 04-29-2008, 07:35:29 AM
QUOTE:
[QUOTE=Olamide;4295011457]I agree that the suits have not gone far enough. British Airways need to be put under pressure and in the consciusness of the Nigerian public in a very negative manner for some time to teach them a lesson in humility. If the cash being paid by Nigerians is good enough for their dainty, white hands, then, they should be ready to give us value for our cash and show some respect to us. Mr. Willie Walsh owe us a huge, unreserved apology to be tendered with tears in his eyes

To the lawyers on NVS, is it possible to file another suit against British Airways as \"Concerned Nigerians\" if we show enough cause as interested parties to the case? We might not ask for 1 billion pounds but a public apology in ten national newspapers in all countries that are members of the United Nations should suffice and humiliate them enough. I am waiting for legal advice from you gurus of the bar (Not bar where alcoholic drinks are served please). meanwhile, the govrnment should suspend BA from Nigerian Airspace for 1 year to start with and allocate their frequencies to Emirates And Air France.[/QUOTE]


Do they (Emirate and Airfrance) treat you any better? You should be asking for your own national airline and not seeking to move (like an ashewo) from one foreign airline to the other at the slightest provocation. When Emirate and Airfrance strike you like BA, you will move to Togo or Mali airline. Shame on your useless Nigeria.


He he he he he.

1 million "GBOSAHS" for you.

I have never seen a bunch of people without shame like Nigerians I swear. These are the only kinds of people in this universe that will urinate and defecate in front of the church, then dig their hands deep into their draws in plain view of earthly and spiritual bodies to smear the pastor or imam with the contents of their waste products.

Shameless I say!

All Nigerians can do is file petitions upon petitions. Who is paying any attentions to the petitions? With the high prices of crude oil, only a country like Nigeria will never have anything to show for the windfall but complaints. Not even one single functioning airline to shuttle the mentally lazy and trouble making Nigerians across the globe.
NBA, others drag BA to court for manhandling Nigerian
Denker posted on 04-29-2008, 07:42:46 AM
NBA, others drag BA to court for manhandling Nigerian user posted image
Written by Innocent Anaba source
Tuesday, 29 April 2008

THE Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), its president, Mr Olisa Agbakoba (SAN) and a Nigerian citizen, Mr. Ayo Omotade, have dragged British Airways before a Lagos High Court, over the manhandling, molestation and inhuman treatment mated to Omotade, while aboard British Airways, last month for daring to question the inhumane treatment mated out to another Nigeria, being deported to Nigeria from Britain.

Omotade, who had while aboard British Airways, observed the deportation of a Nigerian, who was handcuffed, yet being further restrained and manhandled violently, had gently approached the officers tormenting the deportee and asked them not to kill him.


But was later told to get off the plane and not to travel with the airline because the cabin crew claimed he had been disruptive by questioning the noise being caused by the deportee that was removed.



Omotade, after being prevented from traveling, was later arrested, handcuffed and detained and is being prosecuted in London, over the money found on him, which he was bringing to his family in Nigeria.



Plaintiffs in the suit are further asking the court to declare that the arrest, detention, harassment, humiliation, intimidation, jettisoning, manhandling, molestation, persecution, threatening and tormenting of Omotade on or about March 27, 2008 on board the respondent's Flight BA075, from London to Lagos without warrant or lawful justification by British police and law enforcement officers, with the assistance, co-operation and support of the officers and crew of the respondent, in the circumstances of this case, are unlawful in the municipal laws of both Nigeria and the United Kingdom.


As well as in international law, and violate Omotade rights guaranteed him by sections 34(1), 35(1), 39(1), 41(1) and 42(1) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999; articles 2, 4, 5, 6, 12, 16(1), 19 and 23 of the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights; and articles 1 to 7, 9, 13 and 28 of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.



The court is also asked for an order of perpetual injunction restraining the respondent, its officers or crew or any of them, whether by themselves, their agents, officers, privies or servants, or otherwise howsoever, from doing or attempting or purporting to do, or letting any authority or person do or attempt or purport to do on the respondent's flights, any of the following: arresting, detaining, harassing, humiliating, intimidating, jettisoning, manhandling, molesting, persecuting, threatening or tormenting Omotade, or in any other manner contravening the Omotade fundamental rights.

The applicants are contending that the suit is predicated on the grounds that the respondent's grievous desecration of the applicants' fundamental human rights offends not only the municipal laws of the jurisdictions to which the parties respectively belong, but also international law.

Re: NBA, others drag BA to court for manhandling Nigerian
Pappilo posted on 04-29-2008, 07:42:46 AM

NBA, Others Drag BA to Court for Manhandling Country




Vanguard (Lagos)



NEWS

29 April 2008

Posted to the web 29 April 2008



By Innocent Anaba

Lagos



THE Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), its president, Mr Olisa Agbakoba
(SAN) and a Nigerian citizen, Mr. Ayo Omotade, have dragged British
Airways before a Lagos High Court, over the manhandling, molestation
and inhuman treatment mated to Omotade, while aboard British Airways,
last month for daring to question the inhumane treatment mated out to
another Nigeria, being deported to Nigeria from Britain.


Omotade, who had while aboard British Airways, observed the
deportation of a Nigerian, who was handcuffed, yet being further
restrained and manhandled violently, had gently approached the officers
tormenting the deportee and asked them not to kill him.



But was later told to get off the plane and not to travel with the
airline because the cabin crew claimed he had been disruptive by
questioning the noise being caused by the deportee that was removed.


Omotade, after being prevented from traveling, was later arrested,
handcuffed and detained and is being prosecuted in London, over the
money found on him, which he was bringing to his family in Nigeria.


Plaintiffs in the suit are further asking the court to declare that
the arrest, detention, harassment, humiliation, intimidation,
jettisoning, manhandling, molestation, persecution, threatening and
tormenting of Omotade on or about March 27, 2008 on board the
respondent's Flight BA075, from London to Lagos without warrant or
lawful justification by British police and law enforcement officers,
with the assistance, co-operation and support of the officers and crew
of the respondent, in the circumstances of this case, are unlawful in
the municipal laws of both Nigeria and the United Kingdom.


As well as in international law, and violate Omotade rights
guaranteed him by sections 34(1), 35(1), 39(1), 41(1) and 42(1) of the
Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999; articles 2, 4, 5,
6, 12, 16(1), 19 and 23 of the African Charter on Human and Peoples'
Rights; and articles 1 to 7, 9, 13 and 28 of the United Nations
Universal Declaration of Human Rights.


The court is also asked for an order of perpetual injunction
restraining the respondent, its officers or crew or any of them,
whether by themselves, their agents, officers, privies or servants, or
otherwise howsoever, from doing or attempting or purporting to do, or
letting any authority or person do or attempt or purport to do on the
respondent's flights, any of the following: arresting, detaining,
harassing, humiliating, intimidating, jettisoning, manhandling,
molesting, persecuting, threatening or tormenting Omotade, or in any
other manner contravening the Omotade fundamental rights.


The applicants are contending that the suit is predicated on the
grounds that the respondent's grievous desecration of the applicants'
fundamental human rights offends not only the municipal laws of the
jurisdictions to which the parties respectively belong, but also
international law.




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Re: [The Heat on BA] NBA, Others Drag BA to Court
Ajimoh posted on 04-29-2008, 07:45:19 AM
This is surely a welcome development and preferable to the hot-air approach of our Government so far, which is probably informed by the freebies handed out by the likes of BA to buy the conscience of our leaders.

However, the preferable course of action regarding the Metropolitan Police is for all the Economy Class passengers and Mr Omotade to commence a suit in the UK for damages for breach of contract and violation of their human rights, etc against both BA and the Met. Going by the account of events, Mr Omotade stands a real prospect of succeeding in a suit against BA for missing his flight and, in particular, the wedding that he was purposely travelling to Lagos for. BA can be sued in Nigeria but the Metropolitan Police cannot.

Finally, I think the Nigerian press should do more in editorials to help propagate the message that BA should be boycotted by Nigerians.

PS
When is Nigeria, the giant of Africa(sic), going to revive Nigerian Airways? Or is that the end for Nigeria in terms of a national airline? Is it not our collective national shame that we cannot run a national carrier? Was eight years not sufficient to have resolved that lingering problem? After all, in that time, 'you know who' was able to revive his comatose farm and expanded his business interests far and beyond our wildest imagination; albeit, by taking loans (sic)!
Re: [The Heat on BA] NBA, Others Drag BA to Court
Dewdrops posted on 04-29-2008, 07:48:31 AM
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PS
When is Nigeria, the giant of Africa(sic), going to revive Nigerian Airways? Or is that the end for Nigeria in terms of a national airline? Is it not our collective national shame that we cannot run a national carrier? Was eight years not sufficient to have resolved that lingering problem? After all, in that time, 'you know who' was able to revive his comatose farm and expanded his business interests far and beyond our wildest imagination; albeit, by taking loans (sic)!


The only thing I am interested in here.

Thank you for this shameful and worrisome question.

A million "GBOSAHS" for you.
Re: [The Heat on BA] NBA, Others Drag BA to Court
Elgaxton posted on 04-29-2008, 07:50:23 AM
Dewdrops et al

Even though somethings are going on well as per this case some so-called Nigerians are in defence of BA.

All you Nigerians clamoring for our National Airlines and whatever, what have you done for Nigeria to make an impact....

Is it not a Nigerian like you in this same NVS that made a move for BoyCott on BA?

Now the move is yielding positive results and we no fit hear word for una (the onlookers crying nigeria dis and dat).

Honestly, it is you who have done nothing tangible for your country that should be thoroughly ashamed of urself.


Just common to sign paper u no fit. So tell me why u no go Walakolombo with Naija Money if any project enter your hand.

Hissssss {Mssssssssssssssssssssssschew}
Re: [The Heat on BA] NBA, Others Drag BA to Court
Olu Affairs posted on 04-29-2008, 08:07:24 AM
Bet the arrogant, slimy CEO of BA and his bunch of semi-illetrate staff/work force will sit up and take notice now their daily bread is on the line.
Re: [The Heat on BA] NBA, Others Drag BA to Court
Docokwy posted on 04-29-2008, 08:10:22 AM
QUOTE:
Dewdrops et al

Even though somethings are going on well as per this case some so-called Nigerians are in defence of BA.

All you Nigerians clamoring for our National Airlines and whatever, what have you done for Nigeria to make an impact....

Is it not a Nigerian like you in this same NVS that made a move for BoyCott on BA?

Now the move is yielding positive results and we no fit hear word for una (the onlookers crying nigeria dis and dat).

Honestly, it is you who have done nothing tangible for your country that should be thoroughly ashamed of urself.


Just common to sign paper u no fit. So tell me why u no go Walakolombo with Naija Money if any project enter your hand.

Hissssss {Mssssssssssssssssssssssschew}


As for me, I paid my tax (while in Nigeria) and still pays (for my business running there). I repatriate thousands of Euros home annually. What has Nigeria done for me, except the utter disgrace and economic despoilation that its thieving leaders have brought, resulting in people moving out illegally and then being deported back in chains. If you like jump from BA to Air Libya or Air Cotonou kpakpa, you are only moving in circles. What hapenned with BA will be a child's play with where you are jumping to.
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