The presidency has given more information on how a helicopter carrying Professor Yemi Osinbajo crashed while landing in Kabba, Kogi State on Saturday.
Laolu Akande, spokesperson for the Vice President said the helicopter suddenly skidded sideways until it halted on its side few metres away from the intended resting spot while landing at Kabba Stadium.
The presidential spokesperson also revealed that apart from Osinbajo, the Minister of State for Labour and Productivity, Prof. Stephen Ocheni, senior presidential aides, security officials and the crew were also in the crashed helicopter.
He added that there were a total of 12 people on board and all of them came out safely after the incident.
The statement reads “Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, departed Abuja around 1pm today on a Chopper ride to Kogi State in continuation of the Family Chats & Next Level engagements.
“Prof. Osinbajo headed first to Kabba, and while landing at the Kabba Stadium, the Helicopter suddenly skidded sideways until it halted on its side few metres away from the intended resting spot.
“Alongside VP Osinbajo, the Minister of State for Labour and Productivity, Prof. Stephen Ocheni, senior presidential aides, security officials and the crew; there were a total of 12 people on board. Everyone came out safely after the incident.
“We are grateful to God for His protection and safety, and we thank the crew and security personnel for their prompt response and service. We are also grateful for the tremendous expressions of concern and affection, as well as prayers from all.
“As is procedural, a full investigation into the causes of the incident would be conducted by aviation authorities.
“The Vice President is continuing the planned engagements in Kogi State as scheduled.”
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