Panic as Gowon slumps at funeral service


Former Military Head of State, retired General Yakubu Gowon, on Friday slumped during graveside prayers for the late Major-General David Ejoor in Ovwor-Olomu, Ughelli South, Delta State. The incident caused momentary panic as dignitaries were taken aback by the sudeen slump of the former head of state.

However, the 84-year-old former head of state was said to have been revived urgently by the emergency medical officers at the event on ambulance service who were in the state governor’s entourage at the funeral.

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State, Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State and former governor, Chief James Ibori were in attendance at the interment service.

Meanwhile, General Gowon regained his consciousness and was said to be in stable health condition before they departed the venue.

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