I was not flown abroad for treatment – Okowa


Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State, on Wednesday, dismissed report that he was flown abroad for medical treatment as a result of the injury he sustained in a domestic accident.

He, however, confirmed that he was involved in a domestic accident when one of the wall tiles at the Government House Asaba fell on his head while trying to wash his hands last week Wednesday.

The governor said he sustained a minor injury in the process which confirmed Tuesday’s exclusive report in The PUNCH.

The PUNCH had on Tuesday reported that Okowa sustained an injury on his head following a domestic accident while preparing to attend the World Teachers’ Day held in Asaba, the state capital last week Wednesday.

But the governor while speaking on media reports concerning the incident on Wednesday dismissed being flown abroad for medical treatment.

Okowa said, “The truth is that last Wednesday, I entered the washroom in my office and one of the tiles fell off from the wall and I had a minor cut on my head and I had two stitches and it was treated, and I was ok.”

He expressed surprise that the incident was blown out of proportion by a section of the social and main stream media suggesting that he collapsed and was flown abroad for medical attention.


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