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Nigeria Issues Arrest Warrant Against Turkish Airlines


Nigeria's Federal High Court has issued a warrant against Turkish Airlines, its Board Chairman, and its Commercial Manager (Nigeria) for failing to appear for a criminal suit filed against them for breach of the Consumer Protection Act (CPC).

Justice B.O. Quadri of the Federal High Court 10 in Abuja issued the bench warrant on Tuesday, 14 March, 2017 against Turkish Airlines, its Board Chairman,İlker Aycı and Rasak Shobowale, its Commercial Manager in Nigeria for failing to appear before the Court.

The Federal Government of Nigerian case claims that Turkish Airlines has uncooperative with requests from the Consumer Protection Council (CPC) for full reports on the alleged poor treatment of passengers and the delayed delivery of their luggage on its flights between Abuja and Istanbul on December 25 and 31, 2015 and on January 9, 2016.

Justice Quadri ordered that Ayci and Shobowale be brought before his court on April 17, 2017, which is the next date for the arraignment of the accused persons.

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