Ibom Air Passenger Protesting Tinubu’s Inauguration Certified as “Mentally Unstable’


The medical report of Obiajulu Ujah’s psychiatric evaluation was presented to the Zuba Magistrate Court by the Kuje Correctional Centre.

On March 31, an individual believed to be a supporter of Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate Peter Obi caused a commotion at the Abuja airport.

Ujah was ejected from a Lagos-bound Ibom Air flight after publicly opposing President Bola Tinubu’s inauguration on May 29.

Upon his arraignment in April, he was sentenced to one month in prison to allow medical experts to assess his mental health.

According to a medical report signed by the Kuje Prison Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Ujah has a mental disorder, according to PRNigeria on Tuesday.

Magistrate Abdulazeez Ismail Muhammad subpoenaed the Controller General of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) at the last sitting of the FCT Magistrate Court in Zuba.

The Kuje Correctional Centre CMO was also summoned to “provide his opinion in writing as to the state of mind of Ujah, who is said to be mentally challenged.”

With the report now before the court, Ujah will learn his fate at the next hearing in the case, which has been rescheduled for June 15th, 2023.

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