July 1st, 2011
05:13 PM ET

Judge: No bond for man accused of stowing away on cross-country flight

A federal judge declined to set bond Friday for a man accused of stowing away aboard a cross-country flight, saying he needs more information on the suspect before potentially allowing him to walk free on bail.

Olajide Oluwaseun Noibi could get five years in prison if he's convicted on a felony charge for allegedly getting past security at John F. Kennedy International Airport and on a June 23 Virgin America flight to Los Angeles without a valid boarding pass or identification.

While authorities have said they do not have any indication of a terrorism threat related to the case, it has raised questions about the quality of the airport's security as well as Noibi's intentions.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael Wilner hinted at such questions Friday morning, when Noibi appeared before him in a Los Angeles federal courtroom wearing government-issued clothing and shackles around his wrists and ankles.

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  1. banasy

    Well, clearly he's a flight risk.

    July 1, 2011 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Jazzzzzzzz

    Hey sista. How ya doing. I think he is a flight risk too. Low and bloggers and low on trolls today. Have a great 4th of July banasy.

    July 1, 2011 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
  3. banasy

    I will. You, too.

    Hmmmm...a troll using Jazzy's name to troll raven?


    July 1, 2011 at 6:12 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Andreas Moser

    "It has raised questions on Noibi's intentions"? Well, I guess he wanted to fly from A to B without paying.

    July 1, 2011 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse |
  5. kevin

    Kahn's accused of r ape and gets bond, this guy hitches a ride and can't get bond. Hmm, yep sounds strange to me!

    July 1, 2011 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
  6. kevin

    @CNN: Get over yourselves with the moderating already. If you're using a program to do it then update your damn program already.

    July 1, 2011 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse |
  7. banasy


    Don't you just love how we can't use the words on this blog that they use in the articles they want us to comment on?

    Of course, we have the trolls to thank for that.

    July 1, 2011 at 6:45 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Troll 12E

    Hmmmm. Haven't done too well fooling banasy. Maybe next time.

    July 1, 2011 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Laura

    In a foreign country someone else was able to go completely through security with my airline ticket AND check bags. No one ever caught it. I'm sure this happens more than you think.

    July 1, 2011 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |
  10. hihi

    i flew about a month ago out of nyc to fl and had a 3 inch knife in my carry on bag that i forgot was in there .. they took away my baby oil cause it was 5 ounces not 3 but they missed the knife.. and people are suprised that someone could fly with the wrong info... i'm not

    July 1, 2011 at 7:25 pm | Report abuse |
  11. kevin

    @banasy: Yes, it's extremely annoying.

    July 1, 2011 at 7:32 pm | Report abuse |
  12. kevin

    @banasy: what is really annoying is that there are common words I've been censored on.

    July 1, 2011 at 7:34 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Cesar

    Good judge. He does his research first.

    July 1, 2011 at 8:07 pm | Report abuse |
  14. banasy

    I know. Then I have to go back and try and figure out what I have said is so wrong, because I have to get my posts through; what I say is always brilliant.
    And I'm joking, so people, don't start hating on me!

    July 1, 2011 at 8:21 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Rose

    And are we really surprised that it has come to this, people stowing away to get past all the fare hikes.
    What's next, doing the *Houdini* in a designer carry on.

    July 2, 2011 at 1:37 am | Report abuse |
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