Lagos – Mr Victor Ikwuemesi, the Chairman of the defunct Sosoliso Airline died today in London, United Kingdom few days after he was diagnosed for coronavirus pandemic.
A source close to the family confided in our correspondent that Ikwuemesi was admitted to an unnamed London hospital after brief illness.
He later tested positive for COVID-19 in the result that was released on today (Tuesday).
He was in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) on oxygen since he arrived the London hospital.
The source added: ”But, when the oxygen was removed for him to eat he couldn’t breath on his own.
”So they put him on a ventilator and he died shortly after.”
“When the oxygen was removed for him to eat he couldn’t breath on his own, so they put him on a ventilator and he died shortly after,” the family source said.
Sosoliso was established in 1994 and began scheduled flights as a domestic airline in July 2000.
On December 10, 2005, at about 14:08 local time, a Sosoliso flight 1145 from Abuja crashed at Port Harcourt International Airport. The plane, a McDonnell Douglas DC-9-32 with 110 people on board, slammed into the ground and burst into flames. Immediately after the crash, seven survivors were recovered and taken to hospitals, but only two people survived.