Julius Olawunmi, father of Flight Sergeant Olasunkanmi Olawunmi, who died in the crashed aircraft of the Nigerian Air Force, has said he was informed that the plane was 49 years old.
He added that some people think the incident was a set-up.
“It can be in two ways – if one has faith, one can say it was an act of God; that it was the way God wanted it because Job in the Holy Bible said ‘God giveth, God taketh’.
“Again, we can view it from another angle, that the aircraft was 49 years old and was not in a good condition. Some people are even thinking it was a set-up, but what is hidden to man is open to God,” he told The Punch in an interview.
The 77-year-old, asked if he had a premonition of his son’s death, said no. He however said he was only concerned with the way he had celebrated thanksgiving elaborately on the day of his son’s death. He said he had felt perhaps it could be his own last thanksgiving not knowing it was the day his son would die.
He bemoaned the death of his son, saying he had promised to renovate his house and pledged to support the church’s building project.