Skip to comments.Alleged airline stowaway denied bail after judge says he may be risk to flee
Posted on 07/01/2011 4:10:43 PM PDT by La Enchiladita
A federal magistrate judge Friday denied bail to a 24-year-old year man accused of being a stowaway after he slipped through multiple layers of airport security and hopped a flight from New York to Los Angeles.
Judge Michael Wilner said Olajide Oluwaseun Noibi appeared to be a flight risk after a prosecutor said he believed Noibi would return to Nigeria. The magistrate judge said he was also concerned about the defendant's identity and where he actually lived.
Noibi faces up to five years in prison if convicted of the offense. Authorities say Noibi used an expired boarding pass that did not belong to him -- and also provided only a University of Michigan identification card. Law enforcement sources told The Times they suspect Noibi has used old boarding passes to sneak onto previous flights.
...Noibi's next court date is scheduled for July 18.
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And, of course, he would need the judge’s bank account number for transferring the repayment money into it./s
How can he be a stowaway if they look at his papers and let him on? Sounds as if he’s done it before, so I guess he would assume it must be OK with the airlines. They should put themselves in prison for having lousy procedures.
They should hire this guy:
Probably too late or never.
....a 24-year-old year man... slipped through multiple layers of airport security and hopped a flight from New York to Los Angeles... Olajide Oluwaseun Noibi... a flight risk... would return to Nigeria... concerned about the defendant's identity and where he actually lived... faces up to five years in prison... used an expired boarding pass that did not belong to him... provided only a University of Michigan identification card... they suspect Noibi has used old boarding passes to sneak onto previous flights.Napolitano has to be fired.
Hmm. Maybe that's why some people say the TSA's mission is to make people feel safer rather than actually be safer.
Just a passing thought though.
“feel” is the operative word here.
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