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Presidency To Probe Osinbajo’s Helicopter Crash

The Presidency has said that vice-president Yemi Osinbajo’s helicopter crash would be investigated in line with the protocol of such incidents.

The nation was saved from tragedy on Saturday as the helicopter, Augusta AW139, crash-landed in Kogi State.

The incident occurred in Kabba, where the VP had visited in continuation of his engagement of Nigerians on the ‘Next Level’ re-election plan of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Osinbajo’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, who spoke exclusively with SUNDAY PUNCH, disclosed that an investigation would be immediately set in motion.

Responding to a specific question on whether the incident would be investigated, Akande said, “We will follow all the necessary due diligence; that will be certainly done. That is the protocol and it is the order of things to happen.”

Asked further to speak on the condition of Osinbajo and other occupants of the ill-fated chopper, Akande said: “He is completely safe. He is actually at a road stop here in Kabba and he is addressing a mammoth crowd. He is safe and everybody is fine. Everybody got out of the chopper safely after that incident.

“The VP has since gone on to address people on the way. This is his second stop in Kabba right now.”


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