School Petitions Police Affairs Minister For Unapproved Landing Of Helicopter In Playground
The authority of Bodija International School, Ibadan, Oyo State, has accused Minister of Police Affairs, Mr. Jelili Adesiyan, of trespass by landing his helicopter on the playground of the school without the consent of the management around 10:30 am on Sunday, September 21, 2014.
In a petition filed against the minister to Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State, the school management claimed the unapproved landing of the minister’s helicopter had destroyed some of that the minister’s helicopter destroyed some of its property after landing. A part of the petition says, “It has been brought to our notice that your helicopter landed on the school grounds without the knowledge and consent of the school authorities.
“We hereby remind you sir that ours is a private organization and landing the helicopter on our premises without permission constitutes trespass.”
In the petition signed by Olajumoke Ojo & Co, it was stated that since the minister did not get the consent of the management of the school, his action is seen as a trespass.
Furthermore, the petition specified that the landing has caused some degree of damage to the drainage pipes in the school’s playground which they were currently re-constructing.
Ojo added that the unapproved landing shouldn’t be repeated again because if the school was in session, it could have posed serious problems in their educational programmes of the school.
The school which was established by late Supreme Court Justice, Kayode Eso commenced massive construction work on the playground some months ago before the end of third at cost said to run into millions of Naira before the helicopter landed on it.