by Chi Ibe

A photo by Cosmas Asogwa has emerged and believed to be the last photograph taken of Governor Patrick Yakowa and General Patrick Azazi before their ill-fated helicopter trip in which the helicopter exploded and plunged into the sea as the two men were making their way to Port Harcourt from Okoroba, the hometown of presidential aide, Oronto Douglas.

The photo shows the two men walking away from the photographer. The governor is dressed in a blue traditional attire while the general is in a fresh suit.

The photographer reportedly described Governor Yakowa as “most cheerful man I met today (Saturday)”. He said the governor, upon alighting from the doomed chopper that brought him into Okoroba, beamed with smiles, greeting and acknowledging cheers.

May the souls of the departed rest in peace.

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