The casket, bearing the corpse of the Ondo State former governor, Dr. Olusegun Agagu, has been recovered by rescue agencies at the site of the Associated Airlines plane, which crashed in Lagos on Thursday morning. The casket was intact as of the time of recovery.
The only casket on board the plane, which was supposedly that of Agagu, was taken away by security operatives a few minutes after 12 noon.
Almost all parts of the aircraft was burnt except the back where the casket was kept.
The remains of the former University of Ibadan lecturer were due to be interred in Ondo State this weekend after a series of events by the state government. The plane was conveying Agagu’s body to Akure, the Ondo State capital, when it crashed around the MMIA in Lagos.