The management of Azman Airlines has officially disassociated itself and denounced one of its top pilots, Captain Jamal Abubakar over his justification of the killing of Deborah Yakubu for alleged blasphemy.
Abubakar is a son-in-law of Africa richest men, Aliko Dangote. He is also the son of the former Inspector General of Police, Muhammad Abubakar.
In a rebuttal tweet, Azman Air stated Abubakar is no longer a pilot with them. “His last flight with us was 22nd Dec 2019,” Azman Air said in a rebuttal tweet.
Azman Airline made the rebuttal 24 hours after he justified the killing of Deborah Samuel by islamic extremists.
Nigerians with the impression that Mr Abubakar, is an Azman Air staff launched tirades against the company for employing the services of a perceived religious bigot.
Dissociating the airline from Mr Abubakar, Azman Air released a statement on Sunday, 15 May, 2022 to inform Nigerians that the pilot had ceased to be their staff since 2019.
“PUBLIC NOTICE: Capt Jamil Abubakar is no longer a pilot @AzmanAir; his last flight with us was 22nd Dec 2019,” Azman Air said in a rebuttal tweet. “We refuse to take responsibility for a comment or view of a former staff. The general public should kindly take note.”
Deborah Samuel, a 200-level Home-Economics student accused of blasphemy, had complained bitterly over the influx of religious broadcast messages shared to her department’s WhatsApp page.
Her complaints elicited the fury of fanatical course mates and schoolmates who stoned her to death and set her lifeless body ablaze.