The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has debunked allegation that wife of the Minister of Transportation, Mrs Judith Amaechi, supervised the assault and manhandling of some airport officials on May 26.
The General Manager, Corporate Affairs of FAAN, Mrs Henrietta Yakubu, made the denial on Friday in Lagos.
Amaechi and her aides were alleged to have assaulted the officials at the Port Harcourt International Airport because they refused her from boarding an Air Peace flight to Abuja.
“The authority will like to state emphatically that the incident has nothing to do with the minister’s wife”, NAN quoted him as saying.
“It was between some security personnel at the airport and the airline officials.’’
Also, Mr Chris Iwarah, General Manager, Corporate Communications, Air Peace, told NAN that the airline was still investigating the alleged incident.
“We are still investigating the incident but as an airline, it is not in our character to join issues with our customers who are part of the Air Peace family,” he said.