Governor Danbaba Suntai of Taraba State has been discharged from the John Hopkins Hospital in Maryland, United States, three months after he was brought to the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU) from a German hospital as a result of the injuries he sustained during the October 2012 plane crash that involved him and some of his aides in Adamawa State.
It was learnt that the governor was discharged from the hospital weekend and is presently at his residence in New York.
One of his personal doctors, who gave his name as Dr. Andrew Smith, said Suntai will be advised to return back to Nigeria the moment he is confirmed fit to undergo a long distance flight.
Apart from Suntai’s wife, Hajia Hauwa Suntai and their children that were in the house, a top delegation of the state was also there to felicitate with the governor who had spent well over eight months both in German and United States hospitals.
Members of the delegation were a member representing Taraba state at the House of Representatives, Hon Haruna Manu, member of the state House of Assembly, Hon Mark Useni, former Deputy Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Hon Abel Peter Diah and Hon Rebo Usman.
Dr. Andrew Smith dispelled all the rumour of Suntai’s ‘brain damage’ saying that the governor was very conscious and could see, stand, eat and recognise all the people around him by their names.
Meanwhile, Hajia Hauwa Suntai, who was full of thanks to God for bringing her husband back to life, having undergone very serious pains both in hospitals in Nigeria, Germany and the United States, said the family had nothing to hide about Suntai’s health adding that at the right time, she and her husband would speak with the press.