Wife Of Enugu Governor, Clara Chime Leaves Govt House


The Enugu State First Lady, Mrs. Clara Chime, yesterday, left the Government House where she alleged she had been illegally confined following controversies over her reported health challenges.

After a failed bid to send his wife, Clara, back to her family Sunday night, Governor Sullivan Chime finally allowed her to depart for her mother’s home in the early hours of Monday.

Confirming her reunion with her family, Mrs. Chime’s lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN) said the governor and his wife had agreed that she should spend some time with her mother who also resides in Enugu, the state capital.

“It was done by consent. Mrs. Chime, with the assistance of the security operatives, was driven to her mother’s house this morning (yesterday). She was not forcibly removed from the Government House,” Falana said.

The governor, with the assistance of security operatives attached to Government House had packed Mrs. Chime’s personal effects on Sunday evening and sent her to her mother’s residence at House 67 Coal City Garden Estate behind, CBN headquarters in Enugu.

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 had ordered that Mrs. Chime be brought back to the Government House.

However, as early as 8 am yesterday, Mrs. Chime was again driven to the estate and reunited with her mother who was said to have wept profusely on sighting her daughter.

It was learnt that Sullivan had convened a meeting in view of the controversies trailing his decision to have his wife treated at home instead of a mental home either in Enugu or abroad.

Governor Chime had himself hinted that the Saturday meeting would determine whether Clara would be asked to go to her parents where she would have unlimited freedom or remain at the Government House and be restricted in accordance with the advice of the neuron-psychiatric doctor treating her.