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FG May Prosecute Turkish Airlines Over Passenger Abuse

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[caption id="attachment_6906" align="alignnone" width="660"]Abubakar Malami, Minister of Justice[/caption]

The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has said that Turkish Airlines may be prosecuted if they fail to comply with the order of the Consumer Protection Council (CPC).

The CPC had requested the airline to provide it with detailed report of events that led to an alleged abuse of its passengers, who flew into Abuja on December 20, 2015 without their luggage.

But rather than providing a detailed report, the airline supplied information that was not useful to the CPC in its investigation into the alleged consumer abuse.

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The action of the airline, therefore, prompted the council to make a request to the office of the AGF for the prosecution of the airline and its principal officers for their refusal to honour the order of the CPC.

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In a swift response, the AGF issued a 21-day ultimatum to Turkish Airlines to comply with the order of the CPC or face prosecution.

The Director of Public Prosecution of the Federation, Mohammed Diri, in a letter signed on behalf of the attorney general and addressed to the Director-General of the CPC, Mrs. Dupe Atoki, said the action of the council was backed by law.

Diri said in the letter that the order of the AGF had already been communicated to the management of the airline.

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