Missing luggage: Emirates vows to contest court judgement - PUNCH
BY Joseph Olaoluwa
Emirates Airlines has vowed to contest the judgement of a Federal High Court in Lagos which ordered it to pay $1.63m to a businessman, Orji Ikem.
Ikem had accused the airline of losing his hand luggage, which went missing during his trip to China in 2007.
According to a statement from the public relations firm for the carrier made available to our correspondent, Emirates said the it had filed an appeal in the matter.
The statement said, â€œEmirates has already filed an appeal in this matter and we will be vigorously defending our position.â€
Ikem had accused the airline of losing two hand luggage containing personal effects and $700,000, as well as $930,000 in 18 bundles of $50,000 wraps each and $30,000 cash not in wrap.
Justice Muslim Hassan who ruled in the case asked the airline to pay the missing money and N50m as general damages to Ikem for the â€˜untold hardship and loss of earningâ€™ he suffered for the missing luggage from 2007 till date.