The corpse of the former Governor of Ondo State, Dr. Olusegun Agagu, who died recently was on board the Associated Airlines plane that crashed in Lagos Thursday.
On board the ill-fated aircraft were also Agagu’s only son, Feyi, the Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Mr Deji Falae and a staff in the Protocol Department of the Governor’s office, Mr Layi Daji.
Also on board were Mr Tunji Okusanja Jr and his father, Tunji Okusanja. However, while Okusanja senior is said to have sustained injuries and unconscious, his son is believed to have been among those that died. The Okusanja family owns the MIC Caskets, a popular funeral undertakers in Lagos Island.
An employee of MIC Caskets, identified as Chijioke, was also among those that died in the crash.
As at the time of filing this report, Agagu’s corpse had been taken to the Nigerian Airforce base.
The management of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) Thursday confirmed that 22 passengers were on board the Associated Airlines plane that crashed in Lagos.
FAAN’s spokesman, Mr Yakubu Datti said that 17 of the passengers were confirmed dead, while five passengers sustained injuries.
It was also gathered that the former Governor of Ondo State, Dr. Olusegun Agagu’s only son, Seyi, was on board the crashed plane.
But it could not be confirmed as at the time of filing this report if Feyi was among the survivors of the plane crash.