Mr. Sunday Onyebuchi, Deputy Governor of Enugu State slumped yesterday while testifying before the impeachment panel probing allegations of misconduct leveled against him by the State House of Assembly.
Mr. Sunday Onyebuchi had arrived the court in company of his lawyers and began his evidence at 9.30am but three hours five minutes later, he reportedly collapsed and his wife and others present rushed forward to rescue him.
According to reports, he was rushed out of the court hall for medical attention at about 11.38 am by his wife, Mrs. Nneka Ada Onyebuchi, his children and some of his aides.
One of the defence counsels, Mr. Peter Eze, said the deputy governor collapsed five minutes after the Chief of Staff, Mrs. Ifeoma Nwobodo, and the state Attorney General, Mr. Anthony Ani, SAN, came into the court. Peter Eze stated that the deputy governor was immediately rushed to the hospital, while the proceedings were stopped till 2pm.
Mr. Sunday Onyebuchi’s lead counsel, Mr. Chris Aghanwa was said to have informed the panel when it resumed sitting that the former governor suffered from postural hypotension.
According to Chris Aghanwa, the doctors issued a medical report “which reveals that he had postural hypotension for which he is now receiving medication.” Mr. Chris Aghanwa, tendered the medical report and informed the panel that his client could not continue with his evidence yesterday.