Monday, October 29, 2012

Plane Crash: Families Want Overseas Treatment For Suntai’s Aides


Families of the injured aides of Taraba State Governor Dambaba Suntai, on Sunday, asked the government to extend same overseas treatment to their loved ones as their injured boss. The governor and the aides were the occupants of the Cessna 208, 5N-BMJ Jet that crashed at the Yola airport last Thursday.

Some members of the families who craved anonymity told journalists in Abuja that if the governor could be flown to Germany, it showed that the government lacked confidence in the local hospitals.

They spoke their minds when the injured aides were transferred from Yola to the National Hospital, Abuja, 30 hours after Suntai was flown abroad. Click to continue.


“Considering the degree of injuries, I think they should be transferred overseas. After all what is good for the governor will still be good for his aides. They were in the same aircraft with the governor and I think they should be given the same treatment like him,” one of them said.

Our correspondent learnt in Abuja on Sunday that Suntai’s Aide de Camp, Dasat Iliya, had been lying unconscious at the Yola hospital since the incident that also left the governor in critical condition.

But the governor who had been airlifted to the National Hospital on Friday was early on Saturday flown to Germany for treatment while the injured aides were brought to the National Hospital on Sunday.

The Chief Detail to the Governor, Joel Dan, was also said to be having a fractured arm while the governor’s Chief Security Officer, Timo Dangana, reportedly had his two legs damaged.

Both Dan and Dangana had been reportedly taken to Jalingo, Taraba State Capital for treatment before they were transferred to Abuja Sunday night.

The governor’s aides were brought to the National Hospital in a convoy of siren-blaring ambulances at 6.40pm on Sunday.

Source: Punch Newspaper

21 comments:

  1. WTF,meaning d aides can always be replaced,no wonder no one wants to serve dis country. D governor has 2 heads abi,it is well,God sees everyone. I bliv d governor's medical fees will be paid by d govt not 4rm his private acc so wat stops his aides 4rm getting d same treatment. I wish d aides speedy recovery.

    Flymoke

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  2. They have a point .... They should go to Germany too .... Germany must love Nigeria as a nation with this current trend! #HopelessCountry

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  3. I love this........

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  4. Simple. If the governor is being flown & treated in JAMNY on government funds, his minions should be extended the same treatment as they also got injured in the line of duty.

    This have vs. Have nots undercurrent we have in this Nigeria has got to stop in 3 places, health, education & places of worship. VIP treatment should not be tolerated there.

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  5. Please they should be flown out right away!

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  6. What is good for the goose,is good for the Gander!

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  7. Imagine, so its only d governor dat deserves good treatment...abeg dey should fly his aides to Germany tew!

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  8. abi naa, why shud d guv be given preferential treatment? in get two heads?

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  9. so many VIP guests from Niger to germany nowadays

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  10. aawh they shld fly them out now..afterall d gov was the pilot..and why is the jet like molue tho??

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  11. They deserve to travel too ooo. Abi the Governor get 2heads? See wickedness ooo. So it's only the Governor that can get foreign treatment. It only goes to show the insensitivity of our leaders. The matter of the aides don turn abobaku. It's just a big shame.

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  12. Gbam!!! Afterall the gov was the pilot!!

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  13. This is so sad.Discrimination in the highest order. Lord please grant the aides speeding recovery.

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  14. Occupational hazards. Their families should sue the govt jor. U may the surprised that they sustained more severe injuries than the governor.

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  15. lagos-is-my-Home29 October, 2012 19:19

    Naija we hail ooo. I would have thought automatically all passengers on that plane treatment and paper work would be processed at the same time, especially since the Governor was the pilot .... How can they fly some and leave the rest. That is so not fair

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  16. Ewo!!!!
    The guv was the pilot?
    And they had the guts to leave the ppl he almost killed behinde.
    Mbanu.
    Not cool.

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  17. The good thing about it is God heals flown abroad or not

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  18. Read that the aides have now been flown to Germany too! I'm sure the families are happy they made small noise about it

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  19. if they dont allow them to go overseas,the government will reap what they sow

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  20. It is unheard of that a US politician wouldbe sick and flown abroad. Here,ordinary headache,they fly them to Germany, Saudi. Hmmm my ppl,these our leaders r wicked sha. We know we the masses won't die,it's those who loot our money that will keep having plane crashes,Parkinson's n cancer IJN.

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