Doctors at a German clinic performed a surgical procedure on Patience Jonathan to remove uterine fibroids, SaharaReporters has learnt from a presidency source. The source added that the fibroids might be cancerous, even though he could not confirm it as German doctors are reportedly conducting further tissue testing.
Another source disclosed that President Goodluck Jonathan was planning a quick and secret trip to Germany to see his ailing wife. Mrs. Jonathan remains hospitalized in Germany almost eleven days after she was airlifted there from Abuja early last week.
SaharaReporters first broke the news that Mrs. Jonathan had been flown to a German hospital for medical treatment for "food poisoning", a condition for which she was reportedly misdiagnosed by doctors at the Presidential clinic in Aso Rock.
“The First Lady underwent surgery for the removal of uterine fibroids,” said our source who is close to the Jonathans.
SaharaReporters had earlier reported that Mrs. Jonathan had traveled to Dubai to have a procedure performed. She then hurriedly returned to Nigeria before she was airlifted to Germany for urgent medical care.
We could not ascertain whether she had tried to have the fibroids removed in Dubai, but other sources had disclosed that she developed an infection in Dubai that necessitated her return to Nigeria and quick evacuation to Germany.
Mrs. Jonathan’s trip to Dubai and Germany had been covered in secrecy before SaharaReporters reported both events.
Sources close to the First Lady had also told SaharaReporters that her closest friend, Bola Shagaya, had convinced her to undergo some form of cosmetic surgery to enhance her looks.
A source in the Presidency told SaharaReporters that President Jonathan was planning a secret trip to see his hospitalized wife in Wiesbaden, Germany. Mr. Jonathan is taking off for official visits to Malawi and Botswana, but our source said the president will fly secretly into Germany from South Africa to visit his wife before returning to Abuja.