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HELICOPTER CRASH:HOW BACITA SUGAR BOSS,PA AND PILOT LOST THEIR LIVES

Remains of  the helicopter crashed victims that happened between ife Odan ills and Ogbomosho have been identified.

Their names are Reverend (Mrs) Josephine Oluwadamilola Kuteyi,the managing director of Josepdam Sugar Company, Bacita, Kwara State, her personal assiatant, Mrs. Adedoyin Ogunbanjo and the pilot,Captain Annord, a  Filipino

According to Dr Harold Demuren, Director General of the National Civil Aviation Authority, Mrs Kuteyi, chartered flight from OAS Helicopters in Maryland, Lagos. The unfortunate incident happened in the morning.

On why the helicopter crashed, Demuren said  the aircraft, with registration 5N-BKA belonging to OAS Helicopter Services, was flying very low unfortunately it crashed into very high hills.

Information gathered from the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), said poor visibility in bad weather also added to the accident. They are still doing more investigation to prevent a re-occurrence of the incident. The minister of Aviation, Stella Oduah issued a statement condoling with families of the victims and also pledging that the government would look into areas where such incident can be prevented.

Until her death, Kuteyi was a multimillionaire businesswoman. Gistmaster.com gathered that he incorporated her company Josepdam and sons Nigeria Limited in 1988. before she passed on at the age of 57, she already turned it into a conglomerate with strong presence in Port, property, sugar manufacturing, refining and packing. She bought into the moribound Nigeria Sugar Company, Bacita for $40 million (USD) through Bureau of Public Enterprise.

-Niyi Tabiti

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