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Osun Governor, Adeleke, Escapes Air Crash; State Govt Suspects Sabotage

Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke has escaped air mishap as the aircraft he was travelling in developed some engine problems and was quickly stopped from flying.

The governor’s spokesman, Mallam Olawale Rasheed, confirmed the incident today, September 17, admitting that the Governor was involved in it.

He said that “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.

“We however want to assure the public that Governor Adeleke and his aides are safe and there was no injury or any outward explosion on the plane.

The governor’s spokesman said that there are strong indications that the two aircraft engines were tampered with before boarding.

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Rasheed said that the highly technically equipped aircraft was well maintained with the best technical crew and was never an unused platform where birds could build nests.

“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.”

The spokesman said that Governor Adeleke has expressed his deep appreciation to well wishers and supporters, who have been calling since the report of the incident, adding: “Mr. Governor is hale and hearty.”

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