Featured Image: David Nweze Umahi, Governor of Ebonyi State
Mr Chikwere has been under arrest following a petition by the Ebonyi State’s Commissioner for Information, Uchenna Orji, accusing him of cyber bullying and hate speech.
A former media aide to Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, Godfery Chikwere, arrested and detained by the police following a petition by an Ebonyi State government official, slumped on Monday at the facility where he is being detained.
He was rushed to the state’s police headquarters clinic for treatment but his condition reportedly worsened as the clinic is said to be inadequately equipped to cater to his health challenge.
He was subsequently taken to the Alex Ekwueme Federal University Teaching Hospital Abakaliki(AE-FUTHA) for further treatment.
Mr Chikwere, popularly known as Baby Mouth, a former Presenter at the state’s radio station, Ebonyi Broadcasting Corporation(EBBC), was arrested a 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.
According to a source, he was to be arraigned on Monday by the police before the court to face charges against him but was said to be in crisis following the sickness.
Another source told this reporter that at AE-FUTHA where he is being treated, police officers were said to have been deployed to prevent visitors from seeing him.
His wife, Onyinyechi, confirmed his ill-health 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 AE-FUTHA since this morning.
“They couldn’t diagnose anything at the police clinic but he was in serious crisis. So, no we are in AE-FUTHA, from the explanations on what is wrong with him, I think it is acute appendicitis but I don’t know yet”.