The Chartered flight that conveyed popular musician Azeez Fashola popularly known as Naira Marley to Abuja was approved for a judge.
It said the flight was actually approved for a Lagos High Court Judge, Justice Adefowope Okojie.
The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, who stated this during the daily briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja, said the aviation authorities approved the flight on June 14 having considered the judge to be on essential duties.
He said he was surprised the flight, which was to take off on June 14 and convey the Judge took off from the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos for the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, Abuja on July 13 at 6.00 p.m.
According to him: “We wrote a letter approving the chartered flight for Justice Adefowope Okojie and we approved the flight for June 14. We were therefore surprised that the flight took off on June 13 and also surprised at the passengers.”
He said investigation was ongoing to know the pilot of the plane and those aviation officials who were around when the flight took off in Lagos and landed in Abuja.