Former Taraba state governor, Mr. Dambaba Suntai, who survived an air crash at the Yola Airport in 2012, is dead. He died at home on Wednesday at the age of 56. He never fully recovered from the injury of the plane crash in October 2012.
the Nigerian College of Aviation in Zaria in 2010 and was thus licensed.
for medication after returning from his annual leave in August 2009,
following a sudden ailment that was suspected to have developed from
three-day regional convention of the Full Gospel Businessmen’s
Fellowship International in Jalingo, where said his meal was actually
private plane he piloted crashed in Yola, the Adamawa State capital.
Hospital in Yola he was later transferred to the National Hospital Abuja
on October 26, 2012. From there he was flown to Germany and was later
taken to a rehabilitation centre in the United States for further
claims and counterclaims over his health status, it was revealed that
the former Taraba State governor was not healthy enough to live in
Nigeria without adequate treatment, or to govern a state.
then deputy, Garba Umar, was empowered by the Taraba State House of
Assembly to fully take over the ship of the state in acting capacity.
remained confined in Jalingo until after the change of guards on May 29,