Sunday, April 20, 2014

“Were Gov Suntai an ordinary man, he would have been discharged,” says police boss

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Wreckage of the aircraft carrying Governor Suntai and five others

Governor Danbaba Suntai of Taraba, who was hospitalised at the Specialist Hospital, Yola, after crash-landing his aircraft along Numan road, near the NNPC depot, is responding to treatment and would have long been discharged if he were “an ordinary man”.

The Commissioner of Police in Adamawa, Godfrey Okeke, made this known to News Agency of Nigeria in Yola, shortly after visiting Gov. Suntai at the hospital early on Friday morning.

Mr. Okeke affirmed that the governor was doing well.

“He is alive and in stable condition. He sustained minor injuries; if he had been were an ordinary man, he would have been discharged but I learnt he would be flown abroad for further medical checkup,’’ he said.

Mr. Okeke also confirmed that the other persons aboard the seven-seater plane, including the governor’s aide-de-camp, were also alive.

He added that they were receiving treatment at the Federal Medical Centre in Yola.

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