Bankole, Daniel escape death in helicopter crash

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(m) at 4-03-2011 01:39AM (9 years ago)

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The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Dimeji Bankole; and Ogun State Governor, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, on Wednesday escaped death when a helicopter in which they were travelling from the Ondo State capital, Akure, to Abeokuta, Ogun State crashlanded.

THE PUNCH learnt that the helicopter developed engine problems mid-air and lost contact with the control tower at the Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos. The situation forced the pilot of the chartered helicopter to land in a primary school a few kilometres from Abeokuta.

The loss of contact with the control tower was said to have caused apprehension at the airport. The helicopter had been expected to return to Lagos, from where it began the journey on Wednesday morning.

It was learnt that apart from both personalities and the pilot, there were two security aides aboard the helicopter. A source said the craft landed in Abule-Odo, Obafe in Obafemi Owode Local Government Area, adding that they were rescued by a passing motorist.

When contacted, Bankole’s Special Adviser on Communications, Chief Kayode Odunaro, confirmed the incident, but said both men were not hurt in the crash.

Odunaro, who spoke with one of our correspondents at 10.34pm, said they were rescued by their aides, who rushed in a convoy to the location of the crash.

He said, “Apparently, there was an incident. The Speaker and the governor were on board the helicopter. It was a helicopter incident and they landed in a village five minutes’ drive from Abeokuta along Ajebo Road.

“We thank God that both of them are safe. The Speaker has been holding a meeting with a youth group since 8pm.”



Diamond4u (m) at 4-03-2011 02:44AM
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Tank God 4 saving them but plz poster tell them to go church and do d tanksgiving not to native doctor.
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chimeskan (m) at 4-03-2011 05:36AM
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My bother thank u 4 d advise. I dey ur back.

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Paschaldon (m) at 4-03-2011 05:51AM
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I don hear!
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ajanni (m) at 4-03-2011 07:08AM
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thats is a warning so from thy lord, so be stead-fast and just
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nikkybest (f) at 4-03-2011 08:14AM
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tank God for them
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simele (m) at 4-03-2011 08:27AM
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GOD have mercy on them
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Pepesy (f) at 4-03-2011 09:13AM
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am happy for them
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tyomon (m) at 4-03-2011 09:26AM
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WHY THEM NON ENTER MOTOR TO EXPIRIENCE THE BAD ROADS,INSTEAD THEY DECIDED TO CHARTER HELICOPTER WITH TAX PAYER ,S MONEY,LOL
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mightyamos (m) at 4-03-2011 09:51AM
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They should thank God it is not Baba's regime.by now they shold have occupy their various rooms in Hell
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Eucharia (f) at 4-03-2011 09:53AM
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Quote from: Diamond4u on  4-03-2011 02:44AM
Tank God 4 saving them but plz poster tell them to go church and do d tanksgiving not to native doctor.

gbam, you said it all
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DMG17 (m) at 4-03-2011 09:54AM
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Quote from: tyomon on  4-03-2011 09:26AM
WHY THEM NON ENTER MOTOR TO EXPIRIENCE THE BAD ROADS,INSTEAD THEY DECIDED TO CHARTER HELICOPTER WITH TAX PAYER ,S MONEY,LOL


"Well Said Bro! Well Said"
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mcena (f) at 4-03-2011 10:13AM
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WHY THEM NON ENTER MOTOR TO EXPIRIENCE THE BAD ROADS,INSTEAD THEY DECIDED TO CHARTER HELICOPTER WITH TAX PAYER ,S MONEY,

pls tell them!
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williams100 (m) at 4-03-2011 10:51AM
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THEY WERE SAVED BY THE BELL.
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bafyguy (m) at 4-03-2011 11:49AM
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Quote from: tyomon on  4-03-2011 09:26AM
WHY THEM NON ENTER MOTOR TO EXPIRIENCE THE BAD ROADS,INSTEAD THEY DECIDED TO CHARTER HELICOPTER WITH TAX PAYER ,S MONEY,LOL
Ask dem oooo. But all d same, glory be to God
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everkindboy (m) at 4-03-2011 11:56AM
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They have a second chance to repent. God has given both of them a second chance for no other reason but to repent and be saved. They can chose to do so or continue the way they were.
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onedoor1010 (m) at 4-03-2011 12:01PM
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Waiting concern PALS with them,,,,,abeg a pass jare........
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macosas (m) at 4-03-2011 12:24PM
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so close be more careful and thankful to God
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harold634 (m) at 4-03-2011 12:48PM
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Quote from: Diamond4u on  4-03-2011 02:44AM
Tank God 4 saving them but plz poster tell them to go church and do d tanksgiving not to native doctor.

better talk
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omotoyosolabisi (f) at 4-03-2011 12:49PM
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 Cool
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