Oct 4, 2013 – Obasanjo’s Son Wasn’t Killed In Ikeja Lagos Plane Crash, Gbenga Obasanjo Not Dead; He Is Still Alive In Abuja
Gbenga Obasanjo Is Not Dead: Ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo Denies Son’s Death During Ikeja Lagos Plane Crash
The ill-fated plane that crashed at the domestic wing of Ikeja Lagos Airport on Thursday brought confusion to the people of Abeokuta following the rumour that Obasanjo has lost his son, Gbenga Obasanjo.
The sad news, which later turned out to be false, came through the social media and left many residents of Abeokuta depressed.
The chartered aircraft was conveying the remains of former governor of Ondo State, Dr Olusegun Agagu, some of his family members and others to Akure when it crashed, killing many on board.
Obasanjo was in a photo session with primary schools pupils, who had attended a leadership training programme for young leaders, held at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL), Kuto in Abeokuta when the sad news came through a telephone call. The attention of journalists covering the event was drawn to the sudden change of the former president’s countenance.
During the conversation with his caller, which lasted few seconds, Obasanjo, who was apparently disturbed asked his caller in Yoruba “Gbenga wo; o wa ni Abuja’’ (which literarily means which Gbenga?”
He is in Abuja. He ended the conversation and managed to pose for photograph and minutes later, whispered into the ears of Prof. Akin Mobogunje, the chairman of the Centre for Human Security of the (OOPL), which organised the ceremony.