March 16, 2015 – Picture: 13 Nigerian Students Deported From The Philippines Over Missing Return Tickets Sued Qatar Airlines
Pictured above are some Nigerian students leaving Doha for Nigeria after they were detained and deported from the Philippines for refusing to show up with their return tickets.
The young secondary school graduates took Qatar Airways to court today in Ikeja Lagos today with a whopping N2.9 Billion lawsuit.
The 13 students identified as Toki John, Obajide Joshua, Bude Adeitan, Adedoyin Damilola, Banjo Olufemi, Akinola Olamilekan, Opoola Kayode, Ogundana Joshua, Oyeniran Eniola, Ajayi Morenikeji, Falope Opeyemi, Ayanwoye Samuel and Agunbiade Oluwamayowa blamed Qatar airlines for their deportation.
They all claimed they paid for full ticket but the airline issued them one way tickets which caused their detention and deportation.
In their statement of claim, the young scholars, who had just finished their secondary school education in Nigeria, said they decided to seek admission in the Republic of the Philippines because of the problems associated with gaining admission into Nigerian universities.
On November 3, 2014, the 13 students were presented with their documents for verification at the desk of Qatar Airways, at the Murtala International Airport but on arrival at Ninoy Aquino International Airport in the Republic of the Philippines on November 4, 2014, the students were apprehended as illegal immigrants.‘
Justice Kudirat Jose has adjourned the case till the 15th of April for further hearing.