Barrister Ejike Ugwu who claimed to be the lawyer to a man who disrupted the Abuja-Lagos flight in on March 31, has confirmed that the man has mental challenge.
The man, whose name was given as Obiajulu Uja had, on Friday, March 31 evening, disrupted an Abuja-Lagos flight, shouting inside the aircraft that there would be “war” if the President elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu is sworn-in on May 29, 2023 and had to be bundled out of the aircraft.
Speaking today, April 1, in Abuja, Barrister Ejike said that the unruly Obiajulu Uja was not in the right state of mind before boarding the flight, adding that the man had earlier been chased away from a hotel in Abuja due to his mental state.
Barrister Ejike Ugwu, who was at the Airport Police Division to see the suspect, said the police were yet to provide the suspect with medical care despite his bad situation.
The lawyer also said that the suspect’s legs are swollen because of the several beating at the Airport, adding that he has not been able to reach the Police Public Relations officer.
He said: “Obiajulu is not in the right state of mind; before he boarded the flight, he was chased away from a hotel in Abuja because of his mental state.
“He even booked three different flights for the Lagos trip. He booked Aero, Dana, and Ibom Air. He had three tickets for the same trip. So, there is no doubt that he is mentally challenged.
“As I speak to you, both the IPO handling the case and the DPO of the Police Division are nowhere to be found. And the suspect’s legs are all swollen now because of the several beatings he received at the Airport. He is critically sick right now.
“All I am asking for is that he should at least be taken to the police clinic.
“I have also made efforts to reach the Force PRO but he did not take my calls.”
It is learned that Obiajulu, who shouted in the airplane that on no account should Tinubu be sworn in as President and was bundled out of the aircraft, hails from Oji-River Local Government Area of Enugu State.