WgnTV Reports that Ukesone had never been on a plane before, and it was his first time flying, according to his family. His children said there was no issue on his flight from Nigeria to Dubai. .
But from Dubai to Chicago, there was a misunderstanding that led to their father being restrained for more than eight-hours — ultimately sending him to the hospital. .
His family said he unknowingly sat in the wrong seat. His family said when the crew moved him, and wouldn’t let him get his carry-on. They restrained him, leaving him zip tied for eight-hours. .
Emirates Airlines said he was being unruly and they were trying to keep others safe. There were no details on what happened. His family doubts this and demands answers. .
Ukesone’s family shared images of injuries to their father’s head and where his arms and legs were restrained by flight attendants.
He’s expected to be released from the hospital on Thursday.