The controversy over the alleged detention of First Lady of Enugu State, Clara Chime, by her husband, Governor Sullivan Chime, has reportedly intensified after it was revealed that Governor Chime threw his wife out of the government house.
News reports have it that Mrs. Chime was bundled out of the government house, personal effects and all, by the security officers attached to her husband.
Mrs. Chime was then reportedly driven to her mother’s residence at House 38 in the Coal City Estate within the Enugu metropolis.
ThisDay Newspaper reports:
Mrs. Chime, who THISDAY gathered 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, he still intends to evict his wife today and hand her over directly to her mother.
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.