A 71 year-old Nigerian grandpa, David Ukesone has recounted a uncooked deal that he had from the crew of Emirates airline, flying from Dubai to Chicago.
He was punched on the face, his mouth taped and certain like a prisoner for eight hours on his journey to reunite together with his household.
His offence was that he bought right into a dispute with the flight attendants over his seat quantity. And then,as Mail Online reported, issues escalated.
Ukesone stated he hadn’t been on a aircraft in over 35 years.
‘He apparently sits in the wrong seat and was told to change seats by a flight attendant,’ lawyer Howard Schaffner instructed ABC News. ‘He didn’t assume he was within the fallacious seat and there was an argument and, sooner or later, he was hit.’
Emirates Airlines, in a press release launched Monday, confirmed the incident.
‘Emirates can confirm that a passenger on flight EK235 from Dubai to Chicago on 23 January had to be restrained by cabin crew due to unruly behavior during the flight. The passenger was handed over to the authorities on arrival in Chicago. The safety of our passengers and crew is of the utmost importance and will not be compromised. We would like to take this opportunity to thank the other passengers on the flight for their understanding, in particular the individuals who had assisted our crew during the flight.’
However, his lawyer stated, he had no challenge touring from Nigeria to Dubai till he started the second leg of his journey.
Ukesone boarded the flight after his layover in Dubai with the boarding go assigning him to seat 35D. He was becoming a member of his spouse who immigrated 4 months earlier.
His grownup son and daughter had additionally immigrated to the US.
The incident unfolded after Ukesone went to the toilet and bought within the fallacious seat after he returned.
His lawyer says he sat ‘very close’ to 35D.
Ukseone understands English, however not completely. When the argument ensued between himself and the flight crew, his lawyer says, he was very confused.
‘He was asked to move and he wants to take his bag in the overhead compartment with him,’ the lawyer stated.
‘They told him he was in the wrong seat and they laid hands on him to move him and that’s when every thing escalated,’ Schaffner stated.
The argument continued to escalate and the flight crew allegedly struck him ‘at least once’ and left a ‘large welt on his face,’ in line with his lawyer.
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