Nigerian Court Issues Bench Warrant to Turkish Airline

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A federal high Court in the Federal Capital Territory Abuja, has issued a bench warrant against Turkish Airline for their refusal to appear before the court for the third time.

The prosecution came as a result of the consistent refusal of the airline to respond to the lawful requests of the Consumer Protection Council for full situation report on the Turkish Airlines alleged shoddy treatment of passengers of Flight 623 from Istanbul to Abuja on the 25th and 31st of December 2015, and 9th of January, 2016.

This prompted the Consumer Protection Council (CPC) to approach the office of the attorney-general of the federation for prosecution of the airline.

The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami filed a three count charge against the airline and two of its principal officers.

Turkish Airline was dragged to court over alleged criminal violation of the enabling law of the Consumer Protection Council (CPC) and for impunity.

Justice Babatunde Quadri adjourned the case to the 17th of April for further hearing.

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