World Airways, Inc. has agreed to return Mabel Inim, a plaintiff in a
recently filed class action lawsuit to Lagos, Nigeria. World Airways’
decision came ahead of a March 10 hearing on a motion brought by the law
firms of Echeruo, Counsel, Attorneys At Law, LLP and Madu, Edozie & Madu
P.C. on Mrs. Inim’s behalf seeking an order compelling World Airways to
transport her to Lagos, Nigeria immediately. The motion was filed in
connection with a class action lawsuit filed on February 26, 2004, by Mrs.
Inim and other passengers stranded in the United States as a result of
World Airways discontinuation of flight operations to Nigeria in December
In a related development, the Judge has ordered a hearing on March 15,
2004 to consider the fate of similarly situated passengers. More
information about this case is available at http://www.waclassaction.com/ .
“We believe this is a significant victory for Mrs. Inim who can now return
to Nigeria and begin to put this terrible experience behind her,” said Ike
Echeruo, one of her attorneys. “It should not have a taken a law suit for
World Airways to come to this decision,” he added.
“Unfortunately, there are many other World Airways passengers in Mrs.
Inim’s position and we expect that they too will be returned to Nigeria by
World Airways,” added John Edozie, one of her attorneys. “These passengers
purchased round trip tickets from Nigeria; World Airways brought them to
the United States; World Airways should take them back,” he added.