Nigeria’s First Lady, Aisha Buhari, her daughter, Hanan and other co-travellers have reportedly escaped an air crash after the jet bringing them home from Dubai, United Arab Emirates, lost control one hour before landing at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
Reports had earlier claimed the President’s wife flew to UAE to shop for Hanan’s forthcoming wedding amid Nigeria’s ban on international flights to curb covid-19 spread.
“On their return trip to Nigeria on Friday morning on a private jet with registration number GIV N52MK belonging to billionaire Mohammed Indimi, the plane lost complete control for 10 minutes while only one hour away from approaching the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja,” Saharareporters reports.
The online news service further reported that the pilot struggled with the aircraft while Mrs Buhari, Hanan and four others with them on the flight were thrown around in the process.
Upon landing safely at the Abuja airport, the report shows, some of the passengers were rushed to a hospital for treatment and examination.
The platform also reported the First Lady is said to be in good health.
Hanan is reported to be marrying Mohammed Turad, son of a former lawmaker, Alhaji Mahmud Sani Sha’aban, who represented Zaria in the House of Representatives from May 2003 to May 2007.
The marriage is billed to take place on September 4, 2020, inside the Presidential Villa.
Hanan is a graduate of photography from Ravensbourne University in England.
Scooper had reported how the State Security Service (SSS) application to have court set aside a N10m fine against it in the case involving Hannan, has been rejected by the Federal High Court in Asaba.
The case involved a citizen, Anthony Okolie, whose fundamental human rights were violated over an MTN SIM card that was once used by Hanan.
Scooper understands that the number belonged to Hanan, but after not using it for a while, the number got dormant and was reassigned as is the usual practice with mobile service providers.
The SSS however, acussed Okolie of attempting to scam people with the number by having female accomplices who pretended to be the president’s daughter, call and extort money from unsuspecting victims.
In May, Justice Dimgba of the Federal High Court in Asaba had ordered the SSS to pay the sum to Mr Okolie who was illegally detained for 10 weeks without a court order.
The court said the action by the security agents was unlawful.
Some weeks after the judgement, Mr Okolie’s lawyer commenced the process of recovering the judgement debt from the service and also threatened to institute contempt proceedings against the director general of the SSS for non-payment.
The SSS had filed an appeal and is also seeking to obtain a stay-of-execution order to bar Mr Okolie from enforcing the payment of the judgement sum until the appeal is determined.
Thus, on Wednesday July 8, when the matter came up, Justice Nnamdi Dimgba struck out the SSS application saying the Federal High Court lacks the jurisdiction to entertain the case.
The judge said an appeal has been entered (by the SSS) at the court of appeal and by virtue of Order 4 Rule 11 of the Court of Appeal rules, only the court of appeal can now hear the case.
He, therefore, struck out the application.
Mr Okolie’s lawyer, Tope Akinyode said: “It is refreshing to see the SSS lose out in court again today.”
“We’ll immediately commence contempt proceedings against the DG of SSS for disrespecting the valid order of court which mandated payment of the N10 million sum. We’ll also consider the option of going after the assets of the security outfit to realise the judgment sum.”
There is no date yet for the commencement of the SSS appeal.
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