Fresh reports by BBC now indicate that the man who was picked up by a helicopter in Lagos-Benin traffic was someone who suffered a stroke and not a billionaire as reported about 2 days ago.
The video first showed up on Julians Luxury’s Instagram page, reporting that the person who got picked up is a billionaire but this was misunderstood as they were later reports that the C.E.O of Julians Luxury was the passenger in the copter which he later debunked and decried the media of not making formal findings before putting out information.
The appearance of a helicopter in the Lagos-Benin expressway traffic sparked reactions from different Nigerians as some tagged it to be ‘lawlessness’
Femi Adeniji from Tropical Arctic Logistics Ltd told the BBC that he didn’t understand why the video had caused such a fuss.
He said it was normal for their company to respond to emergency situations, as there is no such public emergency service available – and they had done so six times in the last two months.
He said that there was no truth in the speculation that the helicopter was called by a billionaire who wanted to escape the huge traffic jam.
Instead, he said that the man had been suffering from high blood pressure and his driver had panicked.
A doctor who was also stuck in the traffic was helping the man and the helicopter was called.
It landed on Ore road which connects the southwest to the southern part of Nigeria.