Emeka Ugwuonye, a US trained lawyer and facilitator of Movement for Peaceful Change (MPC) is suing the Air Peace for grossly abdicating their basic responsibilities to him as their passenger.
In the attorney’s latest post he wrote:-
Yesterday, after a court hearing in Abuja, I was billed to fly back to Lagos. I had a 4:25pm Air Peace flight. I got to the airport by 2pm. At the check-in counter, I was told that my flight had been rescheduled for 8:10pm. I wondered why no message was sent to inform me.
In any event, I had to wait at the lounge for the 8:10pm flight. I had to cancel my meetings with my staff in Lagos. My driver was already at the airport. At 8:10pm, Air Peace did not call for boarding. By 9pm, they announced that my flight had been moved again to 10pm.
At this point, I tried to go back to Abuja town, as I felt it would be too late for me to travel from Lagos airport to my home in Ikoyi. However, Air Peace could not give me my luggage because they had flown my luggage to Lagos on the earlier flight they told me was delayed. So, I was forced to stay back at the Abuja airport.
By 10pm, they announced that the flight has been moved again to 11pm. Finally, the 4:25pm flight took off by 11:43pm and we arrived Lagos by 12:33am. I spent over an hour at the airport trying to find my luggage where the airline kept it. I went through an ordeal to get home by by 3am.
When I sat back and analyzed what happened, I saw a vicious airline operator which has total disregard for Nigerians and which could toy with my life and which put me through extreme pain and suffering.
I became convinced that unless I drag Air Peace through the courts, it will continue in such vicious and abusive conduct. I have therefore directed our lawyers to start the process of suing Air Peace for damages.
I believe this action will be in public interest.