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Bristow Helicopter Crashed Because Govt Doesn't Appease Sea Goddess – Oba

The traditional ruler of Oworonsoki, Oba Basiru Oloruntoyin Saliu has explained why the Bristow helicopter crashed yesterday.

Oba Oworonsoki attached the sad accident to the refusal of the government to pay attention to tradition, noting that the crash might have been caused by the lagoon goddess. Speaking to Vanguard on phone, the monarch said as soon as the incident occurred, he deployed all his chiefs and princes to the scene to assist in the rescue operation.

“The government no longer pays attention to traditional rites which is necessary to prevent such occurrences. For instance, how many times have we appeased the goddess this year?

“An occurrence like this may be caused by the goddess because no human being can depict the depth of the lagoon; but if the goddess is appeased, she would have prevented such occurrence,” Oba Saliu said.The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) has begun a probe over the Bristow helicopter that plunged into the lagoon in Lagos yesterday.