There was panic in igando area of lagos when residents woke up to see an airplane parked at a filling station. Immediately, rumours of a plane crash began to spread like wildfire. Others joked that the palne was probably queuing to buy fuel. Like moths to flames, people poured in from everywhere wanting a direct piece of the gist, whipping out mobile phones and cameras to take pictures and videos.
As much as everyone would like some sordid and incredible story about why a plane would be parked at a filling station, it has been confirmed that it is actually a scrap plane formerly owned by the late Apostle Gabriel Oduyemi of Bethel Ministries, Ajah, Lagos, which was recently released to Capt Matthew Ekeinde, husband of Nollywood and reality TV star, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde.
The said plane was being towed to Badagry before its tyre burst and the filling station was spacious and nearby so it was parked there.
“The aircraft will be situated in a multipurpose and entertainment centre which will be open very soon… When opened, the centre will be the first of its kind in West Africa,” Ekeinde explained.