Monday, 30 October 2017

Bodies of Olufunsho Martin, driver recovered from Lagos lagoon

Olufunsho Martins Retired Air Vice- Marshal Olufunsho Martin, Saturday, died in a lone accident with his driver on the Third Mainland bridge after his car somersaulted and plunged into the lagoon. 

A Ford Explorer Sports Utility Vehicle, in which the Air Vice Marshal Olufunsho Martins(rtd) and his driver were, was brought out from the lagoon in the early hours of Sunday, by officials of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency , LASEMA and local divers, with both occupants dead.

 Late Martin’s was said to be going to his Funsho Martin’s Avenue, Park View Estate, when the vehicle collided with another, at about 10.55pm, Saturday.

 It reportedly somersaulted before it plunged into the lagoon. His true identity was revealed through an identity card found inside the vehicle , after it was brought out. Both bodies were thereafter, taken to the Nigerian Airforce hospital, Ikeja .

 Information at Vanguard’s disposal has it that the late AVM had just returned from the United Kingdom , to attend the burial of a relative .

When Vanguard visited his home at about 6:00 pm Sundday, Sympathisers among who were his course mates, friends and relatives visited his Park View Estate residence, when news of his death filtered round.

 Some of the sympathize could not hide their displeasure over the death of the deceased, stressing that he should not have been him considering his generosity.

 Also, activities at his popular event and hospitality centre, Martinos, in Ikeja area of Lagos, was halted, following news of his demise.

Police sources said the retired Air force officer died together with his driver after their car, a Ford Explorer with number plates: GGE 456 BT, fell into the muddy section of the lagoon, midnight Saturday.


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