Man Accused Of Being A Stowaway On Plane Out Of JFK Ordered To Remain In Custody

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — A Nigerian man who allegedly breached airport security at John F. Kennedy International Airport has been ordered to remain in federal custody in Los Angeles.

Investigators say Nigerian-American Olajide Noibi did not have a valid ID and obtained an unused boarding pass issued to another passenger when he somehow got past security and boarded a Virgin American flight to Los Angeles as a stowaway last Friday.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael Wilner said Friday he was hesitant to grant bond to Noibi based on the circumstances of the case.

Another hearing will be held at a later date regarding whether the man might be released on bond. His alleged actions have one local lawmaker calling for an investigation into the major security breach.

Long Island Congressman Peter King is chairman of the Homeland Security Committee and says he wants an investigation.

“We’re talking about life and death here,” said King. “This guy could have been a terrorist. Could have been, God knows what he could have been, so if he’s testing the system, he certainly found out a lot here.”

The security breach wasn’t noticed until the flight was off the ground.

The FBI says Noibi was in Los Angeles for four days and tried to pull the same stunt on a Delta flight to Atlanta.

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  • dayo adebakin

    1stly τ̲̅ђe accused man olajide noibi is an american,so while τ̲̅ђe nigerian been mentoning,also with τ̲̅ђe story so far,he seems to be mentally disturbed.τ̲̅ђe medical team shuld test him.

  • lydia

    I’d like to feel safe when I fly, if it means an occasional inconvenience and a bit out of my comfort zone intrusion, it is part of the price I paid for flying.
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  • Bewildered

    I would be a whole lot more concerned about how he got his hands on an “unused” boarding pass issued to another passenger, because that person should be in jail too?? How did he get on with no valid ID. Way to go Virgin American.

  • charles

    The problem is rather than focusing on the usual suspects, things become a blur when you distrust everyone. After all they profiled themselves and should be the sole point of focus. People become weary otherwise and inattentive to detail. Political correctness shall be our downfall.

    • Jose

      Exactly!!! Straight and to the point!

    • Gregg

      I agree that TSA is so worried about being politically correct ! I say get rid of TSA and hire a private firm of all ex law enforcement personnal that have a good nose and if they fail they get fired !

  • alwaysbobby

    This isn’t a issue of TSA screeners judgements have been perhaps flawed in the past, regarding checking extremely old or young. It is what they missed today, and who cooperated with Nigerian that allowed him to breach security.
    I’d like to feel safe when I fly, if it means an occasional inconvenience and a bit out of my comfort zone intrusion, it is part of the price I paid for flying.
    The part I can’t understand is, if this is such a big deal, as it should be, how come when these people are caught, as is the case with this Nigerian in Los Angeles that he isn’t in JAIL.

  • al

    TSA forces old and sick 95 years women to remove her diapers, yet it missed the person with false papers? What a waste of taxpayers funds by the useless MORONS at TSA!!! Fire them all and disband this Idiotic Organization, as they are most useless branch of our government!!!!

  • sprayman0

    And yet they feel up little boys and girls,make old people take off their diapers and do all kinds of stuff to people that I would get arrested for if I did. Airport security is a joke!! The terrorists have won people. They have committed all the crimes and we the citizens are persecuted for it.

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