EXCLUSIVE: Taraba Governor, Suntai, in intensive care at John Hopkins Hospital, U.S.

Danbaba Suntai, Governor of Taraba state

The Taraba State Governor was involved in a plane crash last October.

The ailing governor of Taraba State, Danbaba Suntai, who sustained brain injuries in a plane mishap in October, 2012 is currently receiving medical treatment at John Hopkins Hospital situated at 1800 Orleans Street, Baltimore, United States of America, PREMIUM TIMES has gathered.

The news of Mr. Suntai’s transfer to the U.S. from Germany had been reported but no medium could ascertain the particular hospital where the governor was taken to in the U.S.

PREMIUM TIMES gathered that the ailing governor has been in the Intensive Care Unit of the American hospital since he arrived in the country.

Mr. Suntai arrived the hospital with his team of medical doctors from both Nigeria and Germany.

In a telephone chat with our correspondent, a staff of the hospital stated that the Taraba State Governor was brought down to the hospital under a critical health condition.

The staff, who was reached via telephone, confirmed that the governor truly has brain injury as reported by some newspapers.

He noted that Mr. Suntai is currently in a stable condition as a result of the intensive care he is receiving.

The Governor, the source said, cannot talk or recognize anyone because of his present condition. He however noted that every effort is being put in place to ensure that the governor’s health is brought back to normal.

The source said a medical team in the American hospital has diagnosed some other serious sicknesses in the governor during a full-body examination conducted on him.

“We had seen more critical cases in the past and they were still brought under control so I can assure you that the patient you are asking about will soon regain his consciousness because we have the best medical team here that has taken over his case since he was brought down,” the staff, who declined to mention his name, said.

Mr. Suntai was flown to a German hospital for medical attention in an air ambulance last October after his involvement in a plane crash in Adamawa which left him and five other passengers on the private jet injured.



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  • Why were they hiding things before……poor attitude to governance by many a Nigerian politician! Get well Mr Suntai in Jesus name.

  • Andy

    Your reporting is sloppy. The hospital is not on North Charles Street Baltimore but on Wolfe Street Baltimore about 3 miles away in east Baltimore. The University campus is on North Charles Street.

  • Odiri C. Oghre

    Good piece of news but sadly a poor piece of journalism. Why display someone’s phone number in a public space obviously without their consent? I don’t think it added anything to the story, neither would the absence have taken anything from it as well. Much as scoops provided by your platform are desirable you must begin to practice responsible journalism to save yourself huge legal bills that may come from various law suits. Keep up the good work but cut out the bad stuff.

  • kamal

    Isn’t it time to transfer all powers to d acting governor? Wats wrong wit Nigerians? So sentimental on tribe n religion, how den do we hop to move forward.

    • 100%Naija

      They will not – where do you think the cohorts of the ailing Gov. is getting funds to fly him around and pay for his hospital bills. The cost of maintaing our politician Landlords!

  • bitrus

    may God grant him speedy recovery and show him mercy.
    my heart also goes to his family.
    with God nothing is impossible