The Imo State government has indicated interest to sue owners of Dana Airline over the death of 33 indigenes of the state in the plane crash of June 3 in Lagos.
Governor Rochas Okorocha made the government’s plan known in Owerri during an inter-denominational memorial service for the victims yesterday. Okorocha said the government and people of Imo were saddened by the incident.
He directed his deputy, Mr. Jude Agbaso, and the Attorney-General, Mr. Soronnadi Njoku, to commence action on the matter immediately.
He announced that a memorial park would be built in the state in honour of the victims, saying many Nigerians had lost their lives through avoidable air mishaps and called for urgent sanitization of the aviation industry to forestall future occurrences.
Among the indigenes of Imo, who died in the crash, were Prof. Celestine Onwuliri, the husband of the Minister of State, Foreign Affairs, Prof Viola Onwuliri, and Dr Levi Ajuonuma, Group General Manager (Corporate Affairs), NNPC.