Top actress Patience Ozokwor, a few days before Christmas, flew into a rage and physically attacked a man aboard an Arik Air aircraft at Abuja Airport over a seat.
The incident was reminiscent of some of her Nollywood screen roles.
According to onlinenigeria.com eyewitness report, the man in question was a leading businessman from Anambra State. He was being accompanied by his wife and children and others when the unfortunate incident took place.
He bought four plane tickets to fly from Abuja to Enugu, and insisted that the seats should be next to each other, a request the airline obliged.
However, when they got on the plane, the man discovered that there was a lady who was sitting on one of the seats allocated to them, and was having an animated conversation with Patience Ozokwor, who occupied the last seat in that row.
“The man politely asked the other lady to please vacate the seat as he wanted to sit with his wife and children and had actually arranged for it to be so.
The lady he was speaking to was said to have told the man that she was a big fan of Mama G, as Patience Ozokwor is widely known, and wanted to sit with her for the duration of the flight, though she agreed that her own seat number was on another row. But the man still went on to request for his own seat.”
The website’s source continued that “the man said that he would not have minded giving up his seat if he was travelling alone, but that under the present circumstances, he could not do so as it would defeat the aim of his sitting with his family during the flight.”
It was at this point that Mama G flew into a rage and allegedly said, “Don’t mind the useless man.”
The man in question was said to have taken a serious exception to her caustic comment and asked her (Patience) what she meant.
Surprisingly, Mama G got up from her seat and allegedly attacked the man physically. It was discovered that the man’s glasses got broken in the process and that his face was gashed, probably by Mama G’s finger-nails.
The man, who was said to be quite furious by this time, made his way to the cockpit of the aircraft and reported the matter to the pilot, but the pilot said that the matter would be looked into when they got to Enugu.
The businessman would have nothing to do with that arrangement, however, and disembarked from the plane. He then went straight to the FAAN office and reported that there was a terrorist aboard their aircraft.
Several other passengers, including a leading Anambra State politician and billionaire who ran for that state’s governorship elections, got down from the plane and started pleading with the businessman to let the matter go.
Mama G, seeing that the man was resolute and undaunted, and that she was minutes away from being detained behind bars, also got down from the plane and started begging the man.
Eventually he calmed down and the Arik Air flight then took off for Enugu.
Those who witnessed the whole show said that Mama G continued apologizing profusely to the man even when the aircraft touched down at Enugu Airport.No tags for this post.