A Magistrate Court in Zuba, Federal Capital Territory  Abuja on Tuesday denied bail to a passenger  of Ibom Air  who had expressed anti-Tinubu sentiments  onboard the airline’s Abuja-Lagos bound flight.

Ruling on the bail application filed by the passenger, Obiajulu Uja, through his counsel, Senior Magistrate Mohammed Abdulazeez Ismail,of the Zuba, Abuja, held that the application was premature

He held that the exhibits attached to the application did not say the defendant was unfit to face trial but rather indicated he was of unsound mind.

He also held that while the constitution guarantees every person’s liberty, a court can deprive a person of their liberty based on health grounds.

Citing the provisions of Section 35(1)(e) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended) and Section 278 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA), 2015, the Magistrate held that Uja cannot be granted bail.