The Lagos State Government, Tuesday gave cheques to five persons whose property were taken over by the state government for the purpose of erecting a cenotaph at the site of the Dana Air crash that occurred in Iju Ishaga area of the state.
Although neither the government nor the victims disclosed the amount involved in the compensation when accosted at the Lagos Lands Bureau office where the event took place, our correspondent gathered from sources that N20 million was earmarked by the government for the compensation.
It was also learnt that N14 million out of the total sum was paid to the biggest owner of the five victims.
The victims are Wahab Oshinaya, Ezekiel Akin-Jesu, Ramota Akinwusi, Daniel Omowumi and Isaac Aduroja.
Presenting the cheques to the beneficiaries the executive secretary on behalf of the government, Lagos Lands Bureau, Aina Salami, said it was in keeping to the promise made by Governor Babatunde Fashola, that those whose lands were taken over would be compensated.
It would be recalled that on June 3, 2012, a Dana MD 83 flight from Abuja to Lagos, crash-landed at Iju-Ishaga.