A yet to be identified passenger of Nigerian airliner, Air Peace has been sent to two weeks imprisonment for smoking on-board last Wednesday.
In a statement the airline said the passenger committed the crime on its Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, flight.
The court also gave the convict option of a fine of 200,000 naira for the offence which he said negated international convention according to the airline’s spokesperson Stanley Olisa.
Six days after he committed the offence , the passenger was convicted by the Ogba Magistrate Court in Lagos.
Olisa said that the passenger was discovered in the act by one of its crew members Adewale Oyebade.
Oyebade was lauded by the airline for his safety consciousness stressing that this exposed the passenger carrying out the act.
He charged the flying public to make it an obligation to comply with all established flight safety standards, adding that such measures were meant for their well-being.