Abeokuta – Former President Olusegun Obasanjo was depressed ,Thursday, immediately he received the rumoured news that his son, Gbenga, was  among the victims who died when the Akure-bound Chattered Associated Airline crashed in Lagos.

Obasanjo, clad in a white flowing agbada with blue cap, was a guest at a leadership training programme held at Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL), Abeokuta, when he received a call during a photo session with attendees of the programme.


Vanguard correspondent,  who was at the event observed that the former president received many calls during the session while the expression on his face showed that something was wrong.

Obasanjo was seen shivering and shaking shortly after he received the rumoured  news, but comported himself and gently left the venue.

During the conversation with one of his callers, Obasanjo loudly said; “which Gbenga? But, he is in Abuja”

Holding  the hands of  his friend, Prof. Akin Mabogunje, they went straight into a room within the Library complex where they spent almost one hour.

Vanguard learnt that Obasanjo was relieved after speaking with Gbenga.


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