A helicopter bearing the markings of Aero Contractors which mistakenly landed at Governor’s lodge of Enugu Government House yesterday at around 10.30am has been seized. The pilot and the crew members of the helicopter were also detained at the government lodge for alleged security breach.
The crew members upon interrogation said the helicopter mistook the Government House for the State House of Assembly complex from where they were meant to convey the corpse of a deceased member of old Anambra State House of Assembly, Sir Andrew Umeoji.
They were later handed over to the police for further interrogation. Read the press statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Chukwudi Achife on the incident after the cut.
“At about 10.30 am today (Tuesday), a helicopter bearing the markings of Aero Contractors landed without permission at the Governor’s lodge.
“The mission of the visitors was unknown to the government. After preliminary inquiries, the Chief Security Officer to the Governor, Mr. Fidelis Ogarebe, handed the three occupants of the aircraft – two pilots and one Engineer over to the State Police Command for further investigations”.