My late husband dreamt of plane crash a day earlier – Pilot’s widow




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Jennifer Olufade, the widow of Flt Lt Alfred Olufade, the pilot of the ill-fated aircraft that killed 11 military officers, including the of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, in on Friday, said the pilot dreamt of the crash a day earlier.

Jennifer, got married to the pilot three months ago, disclosed this in an emotion-laden tribute to her which she posted on her Instagram page, @joba_star, on Monday.

She said she prayed with her when he woke up and narrated the bad dream to her.

She added that after the dream, her made successful trips to Enugu and Owerri and returned to .

Jennifer said when she received a message him that they were again heading to , she tried reaching him to dissuade him embarking on the trip but without success.

She wrote, “Oh sparkle, you left me so early. Oh, my best friend, where do start ? am broken and pierced, my heart aches. This wasn’t what you promised me; you said you will always be there for me.

“On 20th of May, at about 4am, you woke me up with fear and said ‘baby, baby, had a bad dream. dreamt that crashed on my way to .’ You said looked very real. I prayed for you seriously that morning and asked you not to worry and asked you your mission order and you were flying with and you told me Flt. Lt Asaniyi.


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“I said ‘don’t worry, you will go and come back.’ You went to Enugu, Owerri and back to . We did call and also spoke at length and you were just smiling. Little did I know that your last .

“The next message I received that you were going to Kaduna. My heart shattered, I smelt danger, I started calling you, you didn’t pick. Why didn’t you pick? Why? I wanted begging you not to go.

“These three months have been heaven for me. We eat together in the same plate, we prayed together, we laughed and cried together. This wasn’t the plan you had for me.

“You said you will always be my side. is still like a dream that I can’t see you. I know you are coming back to me. All I see is condolence messages. How do I stand them? Reading them pierces my heart even .

“I feel like a failure, I couldn’t stop you, I couldn’t stop Asaniyi, oh my God, Oh My God. You saw this.

Similarly, a childhood friend of Olufade, Esther David, in an interview with The PUNCH, described the pilot as a gentle and easy going .

“He my very good friend. We were close, very close. I am still in shock; I wish is all a dream. I haven’t been able to sleep since Friday,” she said.

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