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Court summons NCAA, FAAN for contempt over disputed ownership of two bombardier jets


[FILE PHOTO] Murtala Muhammed International Airport

A Federal High Court, Lagos, has again summoned the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) and the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) over contempt of court in the disputed ownership of two Bombardier jets at Lagos airport.

The trial judge, Justice Mohammed Hassan, at the hearing of contempt proceedings on Tuesday, January 15, 2019, ordered Director-General of NCAA, Captain Muktar Usman and FAAN Managing Director, Saleh Dunoma, to appear before the court on February 28, 2019.

Also held in contempt were Aero Contractors’ Managing Director, Captain Ado Sanusi and a pilot in the Presidential Fleet, Captain Baba Mohammed, both of whom appeared at Tuesday’s hearing alone with the lessor, Seagold Investment Limited.


Justice Hassan ruled that all parties must be represented at the adjourned date.

However, despite the order of the court for status quo to be maintained, engineers at Aero Contractors’ maintenance hangar in Lagos continued repair on one of the Bombardier jets with efforts to replace its engine.

The judge had at the last proceedings ordered that the counsel representing FAAN, Mohammed, Aero Contractors and Sanusi to sign an undertaking to present all persons held in contempt, citing that the matter is a quasi-criminal case or he would issue a bench warrant to bring all parties to court on January 15.

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