Popular radio presenter battles for life at A’Ekwueme Teaching Hospital after long detention by Umahi’s Govt *See cause of arrest
A former Media Aide to Governor Dave Umahi, Godffery Chikwere, is currently battling for life at the Alex Ekwueme Federal University Teaching Hospital Abakaliki(AE-FUTHA) after he reportedly fell sick at the police headquarters, Abakaliki where he was being detained.
He was said to be undergoing treatment at the state police clinic, police headquarters Abakaliki but reportedly not responding well to the treatment leading to his transfer to the Alex Ekwueme Federal University Teaching Hospital Abakaliki(AE-FUTHA) where he is currently hospitalized.
Chikwere, popularly known as Baby Mouth a former Presenter at the state Radio Station, Ebonyi Broadcasting Corporation(EBBC), was arrested few days ago by the police following a petition against him by the state government for making a publication on his facebook handle which the government considered as offensive.
The Public Affairs Analyst and Social Critic was to be arraigned today by the police before the court to face charges against him but was said to be in crisis following the sickness.
His wife, Onyinyechi, confirmed this to reporters in Abakaliki
She said “my husband started falling sick yesterday night when he was in the police station. So, he became worst and the police clinic couldn’t handle it. He is here in FETHA since this morning.
“They couldn’t diagnosed anything at the police clinic but he was in serious crisis. So, no we are in FETHA, from the explanations on what is wrong with him, I think it is acute appendisaisis but I don’t know yet”.
When contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Loveth Odah said was not aware that he was in AE-FUTHA and promised to go to the hospital to see him.
There has been outrage and condemnation since the arrest of Godffery Chikwere who is now Media Assistant to the Senator representing Ebonyi Central zone, Obinna Ogba.