The height to anger and stupidity mixed together.
The new york post is reporting that a Nigerian woman living in New Jersey sent police rushing to Newark Airport yesterday after falsely accusing her husband of plotting to blow up a plane, authorities said.
Eunice Ukaegbu, 50, called the police about her husband, Okieze Ukaegbu, 58, because she did not want him to fly out to Paris without her. The couple had just gotten into a fight before the incident happened.
Eunice allegedly called the police with a tip that her husband planned to “blow up” a Paris-bound Delta Air Lines flight.
“He told me he was going to blow up the airplane,” she told The Post last night. “I went through his suitcase — and I panicked. I did what an honest citizen would do,” she said.
Cops first arrived at the couple’s Union, NJ, home to question Eunice.
Federal agents, who feared her husband may be a terrorist, were in tow. The couple’s daughter overheard the ordeal, then called her father’s cellphone to alert him that cops were heading to the airport to arrest him.
Port Authority police and other law-enforcement agencies also rushed to find Okieze, who was traveling to Nigeria via Paris. Okieze stayed at the gate until officers arrived, then calmly told cops that his wife “had an alcohol problem” and was lying, authorities said.
They took Okieze, who had already passed security, into custody at Gate B45 at around 12:15 p.m., authorities said. Cops pulled his luggage off the aircraft, searched it with bomb-sniffing dogs, then took him away for questioning, causing him to miss his flight.
Travelers on the plane, Delta Flight 14935, did not experience a significant delay, sources said.
Eunice claims she filed an honest police report because she suspected her husband was a terrorist but the cops have released Okieze from custody and now say they plan to charge his wife. He later boarded a different flight and could not be reached for comment.
This is as crazy of a story as they come.