These are indeed not the best of times for Governor Sullivan Chime and his second wife, Clara, who is said to be having “serious” medical challenge. Their crises assumed a new dimension on Sunday as Governor Chime with the assistance of security operatives, sent his wife from the Enugu State Government House.
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 in broad daylight.
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 residence at House 38, Coal City Estate, Enugu.
However, on getting there, the mother who had not been notified that her daughter was being brought home, was not around. This forced Mrs. Chime and the security operatives to sit in their cars waiting for her mother to return for several hours.
Soon, the news spread round town and journalists rushed to Clara mother’s residence to cover the incident live. Consequently, Governor Chime ordered that his wife be brought back to Government House.
Sources say he intends to send her back to her mother on Monday.
The governor was said to have taken the sad action to drive his wife away because she petitioned him before the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) over her confinement against her wish.