Report: Governor Danbaba Suntai suffered brain-damage in plane crash
by Akan Ido
There are indications that the Taraba State governor, Danbaba Suntai, who was involved in a plane crash in Adamawa State recently might have suffered a brain damage.
An online news portal is reporting that Suntai failed to recognise any member of a presidential delegation which paid him a visit in a medical facility he is presently receiving treatment in Hanover, Germany.
The delegation which was said to have been in the Vatican, Italy to attend the consecration of Archbishop John Onaiyekan as a Cardinal of the Catholic Church made a quick detour to Germany to visit the hospitalized governor.
According to reports, the delegation was made up of Senate president, David Mark; Governor Ibrahim Yakowa of Kaduna State; President Goodluck Jonathan’s chief of staff, Mike Oghiadomhe; John Kennedy Opara, the secretary of the Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), and the Chaplain of the Presidential Villa Chapel, Venerable Obioma Onwuzurumba.
A source said, “His condition was so bad that they could not publicly disclose his condition after they returned to Nigeria.”
After the unfortunate plane crash which happened a few minutes from the Yola Airport, Suntai was transferred to the National Hospital in Abuja before being airlifted to Germany after President Jonathan visited him.
Sources within the Taraba State government, however, maintain that the governor is making a remarkable recovery with the expectation that he will get back to his duty as governor of the state soon.
We wish the governor speedy recovery.