Passenger is covered from head to toe with BUBBLE WRAP while being deported from Turkey to Cameroon for having a fake visa
- Shoe merchant Emmanuel Chedjou, 47, was en route to Dubai on a business trip
- He was arrested during a stopover in Istanbul and accused of having a fake visa
- The Turkish police wrapped him in plastic after he resisted the flight
- Images of the incident were posted on Twitter and viewed 100,000 times
A businessman from Cameroon was wrapped in bubble plastic from head to toe and put on a plane by the Turkish police because he was deported because he would have a fake visa.
Shocking footage shared on Twitter shows Emmanuel Chedjou, 47, screaming and struggling while his entire body is wrapped in plastic.
He also had his wrists cuffed in cellotape and tissue stuffed in his mouth to keep him quiet.
In the images Chedjou can be heard in French: “They are trying to kill me.”
While a female voice can be heard saying that those who did this to him are “bad.”
He was released after fellow passengers saw what was going on and demanded that the bubble wrap be removed.
Emmanuel Chedjou, 47, was stopped by bubble wrap when he was deported from Turkey after he was arrested for alleged fake travel documents
Emmanuel Chedjou took a selfie at Istanbul airport before his arrest
Chedjou, a shoe dealer from Douala, Cameroon, was detained in January with his partner in Istanbul on the way to Dubai
He said he was on a business trip and left Istanbul Airport to get some air during an eight-hour stopover. Passport control said his transit visa was forged and had taken him into custody.
Mr. Chedjou, who denies having false documents, said it France24 that he was detained for several days before being returned to Cameroon on a Turkish Airlines flight TK667.
When he protested that he wanted to continue his journey to Dubai and refused to board a flight to Cameroon, they wrapped him in plastic.
He said: ‘They took the rolls of plastic film that were used to pack the suitcases. They put me in a special room.
“There were a dozen officers and they joined forces to control me. They first put plastic straps around my feet and wrists and then real metal handcuffs.
“Then they filled my mouth with tissues and closed it with tape.
Chedjou says he was on a business trip to Dubai when he was improperly detained
Shocking footage of the plastic-wrapped businessman was shared on Twitter
“Finally, they took two large rolls of plastic film, which are used at airports to pack bags. They lay on me and lay from neck to toe, so it was absolutely impossible to move.
‘At the time, I was really having trouble breathing.
“Three of them put me in a wheelchair and took me on a plane that left for Yaoundé. Inside, they carried me to my chair like a package.
“When the passengers were all seated and there about 15 minutes before the take-off, I managed to spit the tissues that were in my mouth and I could scream for help.
“The passengers responded immediately when they saw me and protested that I was released from all this plastic. My partner was on the plane, she saw me like that and took two videos to keep proof. “
He also claims 2,400 euros in cash has been taken from him.
He said: ‘My clothes were torn when I fought with the police and I asked to pick up my hand luggage to put on my clothes. In the pocket of my torn jeans, which I had left in my chair, there was 2,400 euros (£ 1,860) of cash that I had taken to trade in Dubai.
“When the officer brought the pants back to me, the bags were empty. He said to me: “You’re lucky, we’re going to kill you.”
Two clips shared on Twitter were viewed 60,000 and 45,000 times respectively.
The businessman was eventually released when other passengers on the plane demanded release