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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo was depressed Thursday immediately he received a rumoured news that, his son, Gbenga, was part of the passengers that died on board the Akure bound chattered associated Airline that crashed in Lagos.
Obasanjo who clad in a white flowing Agbara with blue cap as a guest at a leadership training programme for young leaders held at Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL), Kuto, Abeokuta, received the news during a photo session with schools pupils who had come for the programme.
Vanguard who was at the event observed that the former president received so many calls during the session while the expression on his face was an indication that something was wrong.
Obasanjo was seen shivering and shaking shortly after he received the rumoured news of his son’s death but, comported himself and gently left the venue.
During the conversation with one of his callers, Obasanjo loudly said ‘which Gbenga , but, is in Abuja
Holding the hands of one of his closest friends, Prof. Akin Mabogunje they went straight into a room within the Library complex where they spent almost one hour.
Reprieve however came to Obasanjo when he was alleged to have spoken to his son, Gbenga, who was said to have died in the crash and confirm that his son was Hale and hearty.
Consequently, Obasanjo’s mood changed as he felt happy and later left the Library for his house.
When Vanguard visited his Abeokuta Hilltop mansion, security operatives at the entrance of the mansion were seen playing games which was an indication that nothing was wrong with the family and there was no sign of people moving in and out of the building.
Earlier, there had been a serious apprehension over Chief Obasanjo’s son’s involvement in the Chattered Associated Airline which crash-landed Thursday in Lagos.
The news which first filtered through the social media left many residents of Abeokuta depressed as many started mourning with Obasanjo’s family over the news that was later discover to be a false alarm