BREAKING: Enugu governor, Sullivan Chime, returns after 140-day absence

Governor Sullivan Chime of Enugu

The Enugu State Governor, Sullivan Chime, has returned to Nigeria after spending more than four months abroad, Lagos-based Raypower FM is reporting.

According to the report, Mr. Chime arrived Abuja this morning aboard an early morning British Airways flight and went straight to the Enugu State Governor’s Lodge in the nation’s capital.

Governor Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom had said in Lagos on Friday that Mr. Chime, who was receiving treatment abroad, would return home within 10 days.

Mr Chime was last seen in public four months ago. Officials of Enugu State government said he was on vacation and would soon return home.

However, some newspapers (not PREMIUM TIMES) had reported last December that the governor had died in an Indian hospital, after prolonged illness.

But the state Commissioner for Information, Chucks Ugwuoke, said in a statement then that reports of the governor’s death was unfounded and malicious.

Our investigation however revealed that Mr. Chime was indeed admitted at the Wellington Hospital, Wellington Place, St Johns Wood but was discharged two months ago.

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