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Alleged airline stowaway denied bail after judge says he may be risk to flee
L.A. Times ^ | July 1, 2011 | Richard Winton

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimesblogs.latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: delta; fbi; lax; nigeria; noibi; stowaway; tsa; virginairlines
I know. I know the headline is odious.
1 posted on 07/01/2011 4:10:45 PM PDT by La Enchiladita
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To: La Enchiladita

duh


2 posted on 07/01/2011 4:11:53 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: La Enchiladita

Where could he go? It’s not as if the TSA would allow him on a plane without proper ID. /s


3 posted on 07/01/2011 4:11:55 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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Why not LET him flee? Surely his permanent return to hellhole Nigeria (I have been there) would be more punishment for him and a substantial savings for us. Win , Win!
4 posted on 07/01/2011 4:14:34 PM PDT by Godwin1 (godwin 1)
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To: La Enchiladita
Alleged airline stowaway denied bail after judge says he may be risk to flee

Aw come on! How could he afford a plane ticket? How would he even get through security while he's on bail? Oh, wait....

5 posted on 07/01/2011 4:17:17 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

The person who proofed his ID to his boarding pass (with a different name) needs to be grilled by the FBI.


6 posted on 07/01/2011 4:17:55 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: La Enchiladita
"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."

OK ... he's illegal and will be deported, right?

Let HIM pay for it by fleeing.

7 posted on 07/01/2011 4:18:12 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: La Enchiladita

8 posted on 07/01/2011 4:24:35 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: La Enchiladita

Da judge thinks he’s a flight risk?


9 posted on 07/01/2011 4:25:00 PM PDT by umgud
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To: La Enchiladita

Tape an adult diaper on him and TSA will be on him like a democrat on a union donation.


10 posted on 07/01/2011 4:42:30 PM PDT by Random Access
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To: Godwin1

He just came to pick up the balance of the inheritance check anyway. LOL


11 posted on 07/01/2011 4:44:11 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: La Enchiladita
Anyone know how this works?

On all the flights I've taken in some years now, they bar-code scan the boarding passes. I thought that was to verify the boarding pass was for the current flight and to match passengers and checked baggage. Who knew it was just beeping when it recognized a bar code and not processing the code further!

Or did he just slip past the gate agent? That would work some of the time, I imagine.

And what happens in either case when somebody turns up with a genuine pass for the same seat?

12 posted on 07/01/2011 4:51:01 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: knarf; All
Here ya go:

Noibi has dual citizenship in the U.S. and Nigeria. In court, Assistant U.S. Attorney Edward Alon said Noibi had lived much of his life in Nigeria.

Article link here chock-full of info:Man in airport security breach ordered held in LA

Investigators were looking into whether he had any terrorist links in that country.

...[Magistrate] Wilner also cited court documents that Noibi didn't appear to have a permanent residence and had no money on him when he arrived in Los Angeles,

13 posted on 07/01/2011 4:52:11 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (It should be illegal for illegals to play with matches... just sayin'...)
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To: cynwoody

If you read the article linked in post #13, it led me to surmise that Noibi created so much confusion during his security screening and boarding that some essentials were forgotten by employees. I think that may be part of his con, to present such a complex, chaotic situation that he slips through. No wonder he is grinning in the photo.

If he is not a terrorist, he’s a classic con.


14 posted on 07/01/2011 4:55:58 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (It should be illegal for illegals to play with matches... just sayin'...)
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To: umgud

Yep.
:^)


15 posted on 07/01/2011 4:57:35 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (It should be illegal for illegals to play with matches... just sayin'...)
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To: La Enchiladita
a prosecutor said he believed Noibi would return to Nigeria

And this is a problem because???

16 posted on 07/01/2011 4:59:25 PM PDT by Gena Bukin
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To: Gena Bukin

... he committed crimes in the U.S.


17 posted on 07/01/2011 5:02:51 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (It should be illegal for illegals to play with matches... just sayin'...)
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To: La Enchiladita

The defendant said he stood to inherit $10 million if only the judge would give him $8,000 today.

OMG, was Wimpy a Nigerian scammer prophet?


18 posted on 07/01/2011 5:07:21 PM PDT by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: La Enchiladita

Boarding pass generator: http://www.dubfire.net/boarding_pass/


19 posted on 07/01/2011 5:08:45 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: Godwin1

Big Sis Napolitano won’t allow poor, innocent, misunderstood souls like him to be deported. I’m flummoxed that this judge actually had the stones to put him in the slammer and deny him bail!


20 posted on 07/01/2011 5:09:02 PM PDT by Tucker39
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To: King Moonracer

And, of course, he would need the judge’s bank account number for transferring the repayment money into it./s


21 posted on 07/01/2011 5:12:51 PM PDT by Tucker39
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To: umgud
He looks like Eddie Amine,Jr.
When are we going to end this madness of letting these Muslims freely flow into our country as “students”?
22 posted on 07/01/2011 5:21:43 PM PDT by Spitzensparkin1 (Arrest and deport all illegal aliens. Americans demand those jobs back! Whooorah, Arizona!)
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To: La Enchiladita

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.


23 posted on 07/01/2011 5:22:23 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: La Enchiladita

They should hire this guy:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atfNL0_KAcs&feature=related


24 posted on 07/01/2011 5:24:49 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Spitzensparkin1
When are we going to end this madness of letting these Muslims freely flow into our country as “students”?

Probably too late or never.

25 posted on 07/01/2011 5:50:16 PM PDT by umgud
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks La Enchiladita.
....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.


26 posted on 07/01/2011 5:56:08 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's the Obamacare, stupid! -- Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: cynwoody
Who knew it was just beeping when it recognized a bar code and not processing the code further!

Hmm. Maybe that's why some people say the TSA's mission is to make people feel safer rather than actually be safer.

27 posted on 07/01/2011 6:03:12 PM PDT by BfloGuy (Even the opponents of Socialism are dominated by socialist ideas.)
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To: La Enchiladita
It could be the spectre of political correctness that gave this man so many "mulligans". Perhaps certain staff members thought that the effective, but hoary old weapon of crying "racism" might be brought forth.

Just a passing thought though.

28 posted on 07/01/2011 7:16:02 PM PDT by Peter Libra
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To: BfloGuy

“feel” is the operative word here.


29 posted on 07/02/2011 6:10:00 AM PDT by tal hajus (ever the cynic)
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