Osun State Government lease AS355N for police work (or VIP?)

Osun State Government lease AS355N for police work (or VIP?) 19 Feb, 13, Source: HeliHub.com

Sources in Nigeria are saying that the Osun State Government has commenced a lease with OAS Helicopters for a Eurocopter AS355N – the one we reported here that they had recently bought from Sky Helicopters in Spain.

In a statement, the state governor’s media aide, Mr. Semiu Okanlawon, said the helicopter is to support its Swift Anti-Robbery Squad (SAS) in the aspect of aerial surveillance, as well as  serving the Osun Emergency Management Agency and the O-Ambulance scheme.

Cynics widely report this as a front story only, and that the helicopter will most likely be used as a VIP transport – in the same way Rivers and Akwa Ibom states have done in the recent past.  Photos show no law enforcement equipment yet installed.

Jeremy Parkin – HeliHub.com

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