Osun alleges Sabotage Over Averted Plane Crash Involving the Governor 


Osun State Government is alleging sabotage in the averted aircraft accident involving Governor Ademola Adeleke.

A statement from Governor Adeleke’s spokesman Olawale Rasheed says that the engine of the aircraft carrying his principal and some of his aides was tampered with.

“Contrary to the claim by the hanger owner that birds’ nests caused the incident, birds’ nests are made with straws not bidding wires as in this case,” he said Sunday.

“According to him, the near-fatal incident was averted shortly after boarding and less than two minutes after the commencement of taxing on the tarmac.”

“An early warning noise from the engines immediately prompted the pilots to direct the evacuation of the passengers. Everything happened within five minutes. Early reports from the internal investigation indicated sabotage. But the authorities, locally and internationally, are still investigating the incident,” the spokesman noted.

But the spokesman reassured that Governor Adeleke and his aides are safe and there was no injury or outward explosion on the plane.

“The Governor expressed his deep appreciation to well-wishers and supporters who have been calling since the report of the incident. Mr. Governor is hale and hearty,”concluded.

Osun Governor, Adeleke, Aides Narrowly Escape Air Crash As Private Jet Of Nigerian Singer, Davido’s Father Catches Fire

Tragedy was recently averted when a private jet owned by Nigerian billionaire businessman, Chief Adedeji Adeleke, caught fire while taking off at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) in Lagos.

Chief Adeleke owns the Bombadier Global Express 6000 involved in the incident and is used as a family plane by the Adelekes.

Chief Adeleke is the father of Afrobeat star, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido.

He is also the brother of Osun State governor, Senator Ademola Adeleke.

Earlier reports indicated that the incident occurred at the domestic wing of the Airport at about 9 a.m. on Tuesday, September 5, 2023, when the jet was about to take off from Lagos to Abuja.

It was learnt that the aircraft had taxied to the end of the runway, shortly before departure, when a loud explosion was heard from the engine of the jet, causing it to abort take-off immediately and averting a national tragedy.


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