Wednesday, 6 November 2013
PHOTO: Akhigbe’s Body Arrives Lagos
The remains of the late Chief of General Staff, Rear Admiral Mike Akhigbe yesterday arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos, on board a British Airways plane, at about 6:34pm .
Prior to the arrival of the corpse from the US, a cultural dance from Fugar, Akhigbe’s hometown comprising mostly women, naval personnel, his townsmen and women and sympatisers were at the airport to receive the corpse.
Two of his children, a man and woman, were equally on hand to receive the corpse of their late father.
On arrival at Lagos airport, a military ambulance belonging to the Nigeria Army with registraion number NA 399E was used to convey the body from the apron to one of the exit gates of the airport, where corpses usually pass through.
At the gate the former CGS body was transfered into an MIC Mercedez Benz car under tight security provided by men of the Nigeria Navy with just MIC as its official number plate. Journalists and photojournalists who had positioned themselves strategically to capture the transfer of the corpse from one ambulance to another were disappointed as they were barred from taking pictures.