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(From Vanguard (Nigeria) - AAGM)
Byline: Kingsley Omonobi
That the wife of Major General Salihu Musa Lemu, Chief of Administration and former Provost Marshal of the Nigerian Army, (Aisha) collapsed twice during last Thursday's burial ceremonies for 13 senior military officers who died in the ill-fated 228 Airforce plane is no longer news.
What however many people didn't know, which may have precipitated her state of mind and restlessness, was the fact that Lemu's death in particular could have been averted.
On the fateful Sunday, 17 September, that the aircraft was to leave the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, Lemu had indeed been late for take-off by about 15 minutes. The pilot of the aircraft, Wing Commander Balogun, had started the engine, and a major (name …