The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has set up investigation into a helicopter that on the Lagos-Ore Expressway to pick a high profile passenger at the weekend.
Spokesman for NCAA, Sam Adurogboye said Initial reports indicate that the Helicopter is owned by Tropical Arctic Logistics Ltd. With registration number 5N – BVQ and aircraft type AW139.
Adurogboye disclosed that the pilot was compelled to land between Benin and Ore in an unscheduled diversion to pick up someone, stressing that NCAA has commenced full scale investigation to ascertain the circumstances surrounding the unscheduled diversion.
He noted that as soon as the investigation is concluded, the outcome would be made public.
A video had gone viral on social media of a Nigerian billionaire who was stuck in a traffic gridlock on Lagos-Benin Expressway for several hours on Sunday, and called a helicopter to pick him.
The unnamed billionaire was subsequently airlifted out of a soul-cringing stressful environment owing to a bumper-to-bumper traffic snarl that lasted for more than two hours on the busy expressway.
To everyone’s consternation, the helicopter landed right on the expressway, picked him up and flew away.
Reacting to the billionaire’s action, Deyemi Okanlawon, who recently fulfilled his honeymoon promise of taking his wife to Paris, France, prayed that God should make him capable of giving his wife such a treatment.
He, however, called the action of the helicopter landing in the middle of the expressway an act of lawlessness.
The unnamed man had been stuck on the road for hours on end driving him to run out of patience.
Suddenly, the propellers of a helicopter could be heard from a far and within seconds, the aircraft landed on the highway and a man walked out of his car.
In a video that has since gone viral, the tycoon was spotted exiting his vehicle and majestically stepping onto the aircraft that came to his rescue.
Bystanders trooped on the streets to witness the once in a lifetime phenomenon. Of course most of them could not believe that a man was powerful enough to be hoisted away using a chopper just because he could not deal with the headache of staying in a traffic gridlock.
Stunned kids ran as quickly as they could to at least catch a glimpse of the mysterious Mr Money Bags. Social media users just watched in awe as some people wondered if they would ever reach that level of extra.NCAA