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

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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  • Mpitikwelu_na_Ugwu_Awusa

    its good to be an extra ordinary man.

  • truthbetold

    @ Mpiti: my dear he is not extra ordinary, that is our kinda thinking only the rich are entitled to benefits.

    • Mpitikwelu_na_Ugwu_Awusa

      you obviously didnt get the joke.

  • akpos1

    May the plane carrying him for medical treatment abroad crash in the atlantic. Fellow Continent Nigeria citizens, join me in prayer and fasting to make sure his plane crashes again. If this man survives, he will steal again to recover the cost of the lost plane and all his medical bills.

  • My God what of the other fellows in the plane, they should remain behind in Nigeria while Suntai flies abroad for treatment so that he leaves forever. clear case of lack of conc

  • Enogetenemy

    Having failed to develop road and rail transportation needed by the masses, it appears state governors and federal officials have now resorted to wasting our commonwealth on private (state?) jets. I hope other as like Suntai who are nursing the ambition of using tax payers’ money for this type of frivolous projects will learn their lessons from this governor-turned-pilot.

  • Eziokwu bu Ndu

    As a man thinketh, so is he, says the great book. No man or woman can rise above their thoughts. I expected fellow country men would be genuinely touched by the incident invoving the health of the Governor and mobilize action for quality medicare for his aids, rather than wish him dead. This surely is not the time to tell victims of plane crash their sins. We should remember that a State Governor is involved here. In all places/systems with order, hierachy is critical. It must be respected. Thoughts or acts of vengance and death wish can only make Nigeria worse, or at best, keep us where we sadly, are. We must rise above bitterness if our coming generation must enjoy lasting peace. In one way or the other, all have sinned and directly and/or indirectly contributed to where Nigeria is today. We must not remain there! Believe in NIGERIA!

  • bILAL aDaMs

    Mr Polce commissioner, bravo! Suntai sustained Minor injuries, could be discharged if he had been an ordinary person, yet he has been taken to Germany in Air Ambulance. This is the same bUNCH OF RUBISH WE HAVE AS LEADERSHIP- The kinds of Gulak Goodluck and co.Always taking pleasure in lying.RUBISH.