How Flight Delay Landed Me In Police Detention – Woli Arole
Nigerian comedian, Woli Arole has narrated how he was detained in Lagos for violating the curfew put in place by the federal government due to an alleged flight delay by Air Peace.
In a flurry of tweets on Sunday night, the entertainer said Air Peace had delayed their flight from Abuja to Lagos for “hours without apology”.
Although Arole did not reveal the flight’s original time, he said their journey was postponed till 8:20 pm before they eventually took off.
The comedian said the development led to his detention by police operatives in Lagos for breaching curfew put in place to contain the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
“I am really angry. How will an airline delay you for hours. No apology, nothing!!!!. @flyairpeace una well done. I have heard about you and you’ve proven yourself well. Una dey delay well well,” he wrote on Instagram in a mixture of English and Pidgin.
In September 2020, TheCable had reported how the nationwide curfew was adjusted to 12 midnight.
In a follow-up post on Monday morning, the entertainer, whose real name is Oluwatoyin Bayegun, said he just arrived home since he landed in Lagos the previous night.
“I am just getting home. You know why police detained me at the station because I broke curfew? You know why I broke curfew? @flyairpeace delayed my flight of ‘Abuja to Lagos’. Imagine 8:20pm flight,” he added.
He also decried the situation of things in the country, adding that his fans should not be surprised if they see him relocating abroad.
“Just in case you don’t see me in this country again I have moved! This country called Nigeria…if you’re not careful, you would be wasted. Your time, talent and sanity all wasted. Just do all you can not to be wasted,” he added.
Air Peace has not reacted to Arole’s claim as of the time this report was filed.