Gov. Sullivan Chime Bundles Wife Clara Out Of Government House!
The drama over the detention of Mrs. Clara Chime, wife of the Enugu State Governor, Sullivan Chime, entered another chapter Sunday when the governor, with the assistance of security operatives, sent her packing from the Enugu Government House.
According to Thisday, Mrs. Chime’s personal effects were packed for her by the governor and his security detail, and she was forcibly taken out of the Government House to her mother’s residence at House 38, Coal City Estate, Enugu.
Mrs. Chime, who struggled to depart with her four-year-old son, was bundled into a convoy of six cars and taken to her mother’s home.
However, on getting there, the mother who had not been notified that her daughter was being brought home, was not at home which forced Mrs. Chime and the security operatives to sit in their cars waiting for her mother to return.
After waiting for close to two hours, the governor, who was obviously embarrassed that news of his wife’s eviction had leaked and was attracting journalists who rushed to the mother’s estate, ordered that Mrs. Chime be brought back to the Government House.
However, as early as 8am, yesterday, Mrs. Chime was again driven to the estate and handed over to her mother who was said to have wept profusely on sighting her daughter.
A young man who claimed to be living at the Boys Quarters in the compound confirmed that the governor’s wife was actually brought back to the house in the morning.
“Since morning, they have been having series of meetings. Just a while ago, the governor’s wife left the house; she is expected back soon. you can wait if you wish but I will advice that you call her on phone,” the fair-complexioned young man who refused to give his name said.
Efforts by Vanguard to speak with Mrs Chime last night proved abortive as she told newsmen that she was not ready to speak for now.
THISDAY learnt that the governor took the decision to drive away his wife because she had petitioned the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) over her confinement in the Government House against her wish.
Mrs. Chime, who had admitted suffering from a nervous breakdown over what she alleged was as a result of her husband’s maltreatment of her, was however projected by the governor last week as someone who is mentally unstable requiring the administration of drugs by a doctor she does not trust and her confinement in her bedroom.
Meanwhile, the NHRC yesterday said it had not conducted any medical investigation to determine the mental health of Mrs. Chime.