Femi Fani-Kayode, a former Minister of Aviation, has queried the crash of Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo’s helicopter, at Kabba, Kogi State, on Saturday.
Newsmen had reported that the aircraft carrying the Vice President to a rally of the All Progressives Congress, APC, crash landed in Kabba, Kogi State, on Saturday.
Osinbajo and all other occupants of the chopper, however, escaped unhurt.
Reacting to the incident on his Twitter page, Fani-Kayode called for investigation into the crash, as he suspects ‘fowl play’.
The former Minister wrote: “Interesting to note that the helicopter crash that almost took the life of Prof. Osinbajo occured in Kabba, Adeyanju Deji’s hometown.
“Also interesting to note what happened as the Pilot tried to land, reminds me of the suspicious “crash” that killed Azazi and Yakowa. I smell a rat.”
Meanwhile, a religious organisation under the banner of Coalition of Christian Groups For Good Governance (Nigeria and Diaspora), on Saturday, called on the Federal Government to immediately probe the circumstances surrounding the helicopter crash involving Osinbajo, and the chopper crew, in Kabba, Kogi State
In a statement by its President, Rev. Daniel Kadzai, the Coalition maintained that similar crashes involving prominent Christians in the country, had occurred without any sort of investigation to ascertain their causes.
He recalled the case of late Governor Patrick Yakowa of Kaduna State, former National Security Adviser, NSA, late Gen. Andrew Owoye Azazi, and late Assistant Inspector-General of Police, John Haruna, “who lost their lives in mysterious helicopter crashes.”
Kadzai, the immediate-past President of YOWICAN – Christian Association of Nigeria (Youth Wing), added: “Till date, nothing had been said about the investigation into the helicopter crashes of these great people. This has raised serious suspicion on the frequent crash involving top Christians in Nigeria. This particular one should be thoroughly investigated.”
The Coalition also sought for prayers on behalf of the Vice President, who it said, had escaped plane crash twice, within seven months.
“While we call on Christians all over the country to pray fervently against any form of manipulations against the Vice President, Pastor Yemi Osinbano, we reiterate our demand for thorough investigation into the cause of the crash.
“From the body language of VP Osinbajo and other Christians in government, it is obvious that they are either under threat, or under some powers in Aso Rock. Hence, they need the prayers of all Christians in Nigeria, for spiritual deliverance”, he stated.