The previous president had earlier been reported as having escaped a airplane crash on the Murtala Muhammed Worldwide Airport on Wednesday, Might 29, as 393 passengers.
– Nevertheless, Obasanjo confirmed to BBC Pidgin service that he was in Ogun state and couldn’t have been concerned in any accident.
Former president Oluesegun Obasanjo has denied being concerned in a airplane conflict with different outstanding Nigerians within the Ethiopian airline passenger plane, Boeing 777-300/
Passengers have been stated to have additionally included the director common of Nigerian Affiliation of Chambers of Commerce, Trade, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA) Ambassador Ayoola Olukanni.
Additionally reported to have been within the airplane was Prof Samson Tunde Adebayo, the director of ports inspection, Nationwide Company For Meals And Drug Administration And Management (NAFDAC) in addition to scores of Nigerians and different nationals.
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The passenger plane, ET-901, had reportedly departed the Bole Worldwide Airport, Addis Ababa, at about 9.10 am, Ethiopian time; 7 am Nigerian time.
A NAN correspondent, who was stated to have been among the many passengers, had recalled that the just about 5-hour flight from the Ethiopian capital to Lagos had been clean till the pilot tried to land on the Murtala Muhammed Worldwide airport.
A BBC Pidgin tweet reported the denial under. The headline interprets to imply he was not concerned within the air crash.