Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited (BASL), operators of the domestic terminal of the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA2), Ikeja, has asked the Federal High Court Lagos to commit three top officials of the Federal Airports Authority (FAAN) to jail for contempt of court.
Bi-Courtney’s application followed the refusal of the officials, including its Managing Director, George Uriesi, to comply with the orders of Justice Jona Adah, in the suit restraining them from interfering with work on a four-star hotel and conference centre, which the plaintiff is developing at the airport.
According to the application, others against whom Bi-Courtney wants the order of contempt made include FAAN; the authority’s Chief Security Officer, Col. C.L. Onalo and its General Manager, Public Affairs, Yakubu Dati.
Bi-Courtney, according to (Form 49) dated June 26, this year, claimed that the affected individuals willfully violated the order of the court, which restrained them and their representatives from “commencing, continuing and/or completing any actions or permitting the commencement, continuance and/or completion of any actions in respect of taking over possession of and/or interfering with the Applicant’s possession of the Four Star Hotel and Conference Centre situate at the Murtala Muhammed Airport Terminal 2, Ikeja, pending the hearing and determination of the Applicant’s application for interlocutory injunction….”