Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun States and his aides escaped death by a whisker on Tuesday after the private jet the boarded catches fire just before take off.
According to Leadership Newspaper, On Tuesday, September 5, 2023, a Bombadier Global Express 6000, owned by billionaire businessman, Chief Adedeji Adeleke, Davido’s father and elder brother of the governor caught fire at take-off point at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) in Lagos.
The fire incident reportedly occured at the domestic wing of the Airport at about 9am on the said date when the jet was about to take off from Lagos to Abuja.
The report stated that the jet with Governor Adeleke and his aides on board, had taxied to the end of the runway shortly before departure when a loud explosion was heard from the engine of the jet, causing it to abort take-off immediately.
Before the planned takeoff, the jet had been parked at the Executive Jet hanger of the Airport, the report added.
Sam Iwuajoku, the chief executive officer (CEO), Executive Jets, owners of the hangar where the private jet was parked, disclosed that the Chief Adeleke’s private jet had Foreign Object Damage (FOD) that made the aircraft experience high temperature, which resulted in the explosion.