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Lt. Sowoye: co-Pilot Of Crashed Helicopter by babapupa: 6:02pm On Dec 18, 2012


The Iyana-Ipaja, Lagos suburb home of the Sowoles was enveloped in gloom yesterday.

Parents of Navy Lt. David Adeyemi Sowole, 32, the co-pilot of the ill-fated Navy helicopter that crashed on Saturday sat forlorn at their 28, Akintoye Street home, mourning their son and breadwinner.

He died along with five others, including Kaduna State Governor Patrick Yakowa and ex-National Security Adviser (NSA) Gen. Owoye Azazi.

Lt. Sowoye got married on March 26, last year to Eniola. Their daughter, Teniola, was born barely nine months ago.

His parents – Prince Solomon Kolawole Sowole and his wife, Olufunke – recounted their last conversation with their son and how they heard the tragic news on a newspaper review programme in which the names of the victims of the chopper crash were announced Sunday morning.

Pa Sowole recounted the shock he went through when he heard his son’s name on “Koko inu Iwe Iroyin”, a Yoruba language newspaper review programme.

He said neigbours, who also heard his name on the programme, rushed to his home to commiserate with the family.

He described his son as “a very gentle, honest, humble, trustworthy and highly disciplined person, who does not want people to deceive other people”. “He was a man who believed in sincerity to all and malice to none.”

He said his death is painful to the family.

Mrs Kolawole said her son called her Friday evening and assured her that he would be back in Lagos as soon as he was through with an official assignment he was handling.

She said the late Lt. Sowole was initially due to be back in Lagos on Saturday, the day he flew in the crashed helicopter.

Olufunke said she discussed with her son for about 20 minutes on the telephone and that there was no sign that something would go wrong.

“He called me several times and asked me to go to the hospital. When I would not go, he called his father and insisted that he must make me to go to the hospital.

“He asked after everybody in the house. It never occurred to me that he would not be back,” she lamented.

Sowole said when his son called him on Friday, it was from Warri, Delta State, where he went on a relief duty for three weeks. He said he had instructions to stay back in Warri because he would be involved in a special assignment.

The elder Sowole said: “On Friday, his mother said she was weak generally in the body and he asked me to take her to the hospital. He had earlier called my wife and they discussed. Thereafter, he asked me to arrange to take her to the hospital.

“During the night, my wife could not sleep and was complaining of body pains. At about 6 am on Saturday, his younger brother drove their mother to the hospital,” he said.

Sowole said he discussed with his son about his job. “I asked him about his job and he told me it was okay. He asked after everybody, his brothers, his sisters, his mother and every other member of the family. “

Sowole said Lt. Sowole called his wife, when he was about to board the chopper at Okoroba for Port Harcourt that fateful Saturday and assured her that he would be back soon.

According to him, the family became apprehensive when they heard the news on the radio on Saturday that there was a helicopter crash somewhere in Bayelsa State.

“We called all his mobile phone numbers, but we couldn’t make any contact with him. When I visited his mother in the hospital, I couldn’t tell her anything because of the state of her health.

“While we were listening to the news on the television that night, a boy came from Warri to Lagos and called his younger brother, Owolabi. I found the call rather unusual and concluded that something must have happened.

“The boy who called asked after me. When we asked him what the matter was all about, he could not bring himself to tell me what happened. But he assured me that there was nothing to worry about, that he saw my son a few minutes earlier. Notwithstanding what he said, I was not settled.


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Re: Lt. Sowoye: co-Pilot Of Crashed Helicopter by baby124: 6:05pm On Dec 18, 2012
Oh cry cry cry
Re: Lt. Sowoye: co-Pilot Of Crashed Helicopter by methodman(m): 6:28pm On Dec 18, 2012
RIP
Re: Lt. Sowoye: co-Pilot Of Crashed Helicopter by davades(m): 6:30pm On Dec 18, 2012
His family's house is next to ma street...its a pity and he's even †ЂΞ bread winner of †ЂΞ family...
Re: Lt. Sowoye: co-Pilot Of Crashed Helicopter by Nobody: 6:30pm On Dec 18, 2012
What a beautiful couple cry

O ma se cry
Re: Lt. Sowoye: co-Pilot Of Crashed Helicopter by Freezle(m): 6:32pm On Dec 18, 2012
Rest in peace!
Re: Lt. Sowoye: co-Pilot Of Crashed Helicopter by akinobis: 6:33pm On Dec 18, 2012
RIP Sowo. A gentleman and a galant officer

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Re: Lt. Sowoye: co-Pilot Of Crashed Helicopter by SisiKill1: 6:33pm On Dec 18, 2012
God, so young and had just started a new phase of in his life oh and no his baby is gonna grow up without a daddy, that so so very sad!

God Comfort his family!

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Re: Lt. Sowoye: co-Pilot Of Crashed Helicopter by dammytosh: 6:33pm On Dec 18, 2012
Sleep tight dude.Sleep tight dude. sad
Re: Lt. Sowoye: co-Pilot Of Crashed Helicopter by vin4ever(m): 6:34pm On Dec 18, 2012
RIP cry cry cry cry cry cry cry cry
Re: Lt. Sowoye: co-Pilot Of Crashed Helicopter by Pelummy: 6:34pm On Dec 18, 2012
so sad,may his soul rst in peace
Re: Lt. Sowoye: co-Pilot Of Crashed Helicopter by otipoju(m): 6:34pm On Dec 18, 2012
The day I heard Dagrin died, I resolved in my mind to always tell those that I care about how much I love them so that if it happens there will be no doubts. I live my life fully everyday as if its the last.Young man... Rest in peace bro.

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Re: Lt. Sowoye: co-Pilot Of Crashed Helicopter by Optimisticgondy(m): 6:34pm On Dec 18, 2012
Rest in Peace Brother
Re: Lt. Sowoye: co-Pilot Of Crashed Helicopter by wilybabe(f): 6:35pm On Dec 18, 2012
tragic
Re: Lt. Sowoye: co-Pilot Of Crashed Helicopter by Cliffmatrix: 6:35pm On Dec 18, 2012
RIP,may d Lord grant d family d fortitude 2 bear d irreplaceable loss.
Re: Lt. Sowoye: co-Pilot Of Crashed Helicopter by ichommy(m): 6:38pm On Dec 18, 2012
R.i.p Lt Sowoye
Re: Lt. Sowoye: co-Pilot Of Crashed Helicopter by Nobody: 6:38pm On Dec 18, 2012
chineke mere anyi ebere! lee ka nwata nwanyi si buru onye di ya nwuru anwu.chineke biko ekwe kwala ka di anyi ha pu kwa anyi n'ike!

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Re: Lt. Sowoye: co-Pilot Of Crashed Helicopter by SELFWORTH: 6:39pm On Dec 18, 2012
Look how they wasted this young life? God comfort them all. Amen
Re: Lt. Sowoye: co-Pilot Of Crashed Helicopter by Etumgbe(m): 6:42pm On Dec 18, 2012
chai see beautiful girl wey dis man leave for bobos. death e no go good for u.

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Re: Lt. Sowoye: co-Pilot Of Crashed Helicopter by chaircover: 6:44pm On Dec 18, 2012
Re: Lt. Sowoye: co-Pilot Of Crashed Helicopter by yemifm(m): 6:44pm On Dec 18, 2012
R I P
Re: Lt. Sowoye: co-Pilot Of Crashed Helicopter by donem(m): 6:45pm On Dec 18, 2012
Heart touching. R.I.P Lt. Sowoye
Re: Lt. Sowoye: co-Pilot Of Crashed Helicopter by heed101(m): 6:46pm On Dec 18, 2012
If only we know how we would die. #oma she o
Re: Lt. Sowoye: co-Pilot Of Crashed Helicopter by Basic(m): 6:46pm On Dec 18, 2012
There's no reality as sure as death. We've heard people of all ages die (1, 2, 3, up to 100 years).
At times, one may be forced to ask the question: "what's the essence of this life?"
Money, connection, status, etc. don't guarantee long life. And the more people try to escape this monster called death, the more they run into it.
I truly believe that there's no caution against death. It will just come when it will, how it will, and whence it will.

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Re: Lt. Sowoye: co-Pilot Of Crashed Helicopter by sholasho(m): 6:49pm On Dec 18, 2012
Mors Certa, Hora Incerta.

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Re: Lt. Sowoye: co-Pilot Of Crashed Helicopter by packman: 6:50pm On Dec 18, 2012
sowi man..... NIGERIA THE ONCE PEACEFUL AND BLISSFUL CHILD NOW GONE ROGUE MAY THE LORD THAT WATCH OVER US ALL MAKE THIS CHILD RECUR BACK TO THE RIGHT PART AGAIN..... AND THE HOUSE SAY AMEN
Re: Lt. Sowoye: co-Pilot Of Crashed Helicopter by jhydebaba(m): 6:51pm On Dec 18, 2012
SELFWORTH: Look how they wasted this young life? God comfort them all. Amen


Who are u referring to



@topic: may God give the family the fortitude to bear the great irreparable loss. My heart really goes out to the baby cry cry cry cry cry cry
Re: Lt. Sowoye: co-Pilot Of Crashed Helicopter by TonySpike: 6:52pm On Dec 18, 2012
In any part of the world, joining the Army is one way ticket to death even if you are not drafted to the war-front. I have a cousin in the Nigerian Army who told me He can't wait to resign once he gains the required minimum points. The Nigerian Army is full of politics and manipulations. RIP, bro.
Re: Lt. Sowoye: co-Pilot Of Crashed Helicopter by franca30(f): 6:53pm On Dec 18, 2012
R.i.p
 
Re: Lt. Sowoye: co-Pilot Of Crashed Helicopter by talktrue1(m): 6:56pm On Dec 18, 2012
the bread winner! I wish government will do something to cater for the family
RIP

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