Medview Airline stowaway charged with attempted suicide

Medview Airline
Medview Airline

A man who allegedly stowed away on a Medview Airline Lagos to London and London to Lagos flights, was on Friday remanded in prison custody.

Emmanuel Ogochukwu and his alleged accomplice, Michael Bamiro, a security guard working with ALMN Security at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, were remanded after their arraignment before an Ogba Magistrates’ Court 13 in Ikeja.

Joseph Alabi, who confirmed the development to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Friday, said the accused would remain in custody pending the perfection of their bail conditions.

NAN gathered that the accused persons were charged to court by the police on counts bordering on conspiracy, unlawful entry and attempted suicide.

The police said they committed the offences between July 1 and July 3 at the departure wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.

Ogochukwu was accused of unlawfully entering into the the aircraft without permission, while Mr. Bamiro was the security guard on duty at the time of the incident.

Offence of attempted suicide contravened Section 233 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011 which prescribes a life jail term as penalty for offenders.

NAN reports that the two accused persons pleaded not guilty to the charge and the matter was adjourned until Nov. 7 for trial. (NAN)


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  • Fadama

    There should a change on this law on attempted suicide.

  • tsunami1earthquake

    The question arising from this is: was it his intention to commit suicide? The intent must be there to cement a charge of the crime. What we see here is a man who was adventurous and possibly wanting to enter illegally another country. And, maybe, sensing that it would be difficult to enter, decided to use the same method to return to Nigeria. Why was he not detected by security at the London Airport?

    Was it ‘conspiracy’ to do what? Unlawful entry? Yes, but this is an immigration offence.