No, a billionaire did not airlift himself out of a traffic jam

No, a billionaire did not airlift himself out of a traffic jam

A video caused a stir as it was alleged that a billionaire used his wealth to have himself airlifted out of a 4-hour traffic jam.

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While some would only dream of one day owning a car or sitting at the passenger seat of an expensive vehicle, others proudly own a fleet of private planes and helicopters.

It's been alleged that a Nigerian billionaire caused a ruckus on social media after he decided to use a helicopter to escape a four-hour traffic jam.

Media reports went on to add that the unnamed man had been stuck on the road for hours on end driving him to run out of patience.

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Suddenly, the propellers of a helicopter could be heard from a far and within seconds, the aircraft landed on the highway and a man walked out of his car.

In a video that has since gone viral, the tycoon was apparently spotted exiting his vehicle and majestically stepping onto the aircraft that came to his rescue.

Bystanders trooped on the streets to witness the once in a lifetime phenomenon.

Stunned kids ran as quickly as they could to at least catch a glimpse of the mysterious Mr Money Bags.

Briefly.co.za found the story a little fishy and did some investigations of our own.

Indeed, the far-fetched story was identified as fake news as reported by the BBC.

The video and initialy claims caused outrage in Nigeria, but Femi Adeniji from Tropical Arctic Logistics Ltd, revealed that the helicopter was sent in due to a medical emergency.

It has since emerged that the airlift was for a man suffering from very high blood pressure and on the verge of suffering a stroke.

One of the other commuters stuck in the traffic jam was a medical doctor and he assisted the man before the chopper was called for.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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