Enugu State Governor, Sullivan Chime, was feared dead on Saturday. Unconfirmed reports had it that Chime passed on at an Indian hospital after battling an undisclosed ailment for some months.
Meanwhile, The PUNCH’s Enugu State correspondent, Ozioma Ubabukoh, was harassed by seven men who claimed to be security agents in front of his apartment in Enugu around 11.45pm on Saturday. The men seized Ubabukoh’s phone and his laptop in order to stop him from sending stories to the head office. Efforts to get across to some commissioners in the state were not successful as their phones were switched off.
It would be recalled that Sullivan Chime duly transmitted a letter to the state House of Assembly for a consolidated leave which had commenced since September 19, 2012…and hasn’t been seen since then.
If feelers we are getting is true, he will be the second governor to have died in a space of 48-hrs after Kaduna state governor, Patrick Yakowa lost his life in a Navy chopper crash in Bayelsa state yesterday, along with former National Security Adviser, Gen. Owoeye Azazi.