A group has asked the Osun state governor Rauf Aregbesola to provide a helicopter he claimed to have bought in 2015
Nigeria Awake said the governor should tell the people of Osun where the helicopter said to have been bought for surveillance is
A group has asked the Osun state governor Rauf Aregbesola to provide a helicopter he claimed to have bought in 2015.
The group, Nigeria Awake said the governor should tell the people of Osun where the helicopter said to have been bought for surveillance is.
The group’s national coordinator Diran Odeyemi in a statement alleged that Aregbesola used state’s funds to acquire the helicopters and so must provide details of its whereabouts to the people.
Odeyemi also said the governor had claimed that the helicopter was placed in the custody of Odengene Air Shuttle Services.
He said the people of the state deserved to know where their helicopter was now when the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) had taken over the management of OAS.
He said AMCON had sealed the company based in Maryland, Lagos, following a court order indicating that the company had been taken over from OAS.
“Governor Aregbesola in June, 2015, said he bought the helicopter that was never at any time appropriated for in the state’s budget, for aerial surveillance, and he claimed last year that he had leased the chopper to OAS because his government could no longer maintain it.
“Now that AMCON has taken over OAS, will it not be right to ask Mr. Governor of the whereabouts of the helicopter bought with Osun funds?
“Before now, there have been several incoherent claims from Aregbesola and people working with him about the helicopter.
“The Chairman, All Progressives Congress in Osun State, Prince Adegboyega Famodun, before the general election in 2015, told newsmen in Osogbo that Aregbesola had given out the helicopter because Osun could no longer afford maintaining it,” Odeyemi said.