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I Ran Away From My Matrimonial Home To Avoid Being Killed – Former Enugu State Governor’s Wife Tells Court


Yesterday, Clara, the ex-wife of Enugu State former governor, Sullivan Chime was cross-examined by the counsel for the former governor, Paul Onyia, in the petition filed by Chime for the dissolution of their 11-year-old marriage.

Narrating while she left her matrimonial home, Clara told an FCT High Court Apo, that she left for fear of her life.

Narrating how she met her husband, Clara informed the court that she met him while he was Enugu State governor.

Speaking about the properties she bought, The former governor’s wife said;

”I bought two vehicles, a Lexus 570 SUV and a BMW S6 for myself while married to the former governor.

”I did not use his money to buy those vehicles from the allowances I received as the wife of the governor,”.

Also, Clara stated that she bought her landed property from the Enugu State Housing Corporation, adding that she paid for it after leaving the office.

“I have the title documents of the landed property,” she told the court.

Asked if she was aware that the petitioner ceased to be governor since 2015, Clara said,

“I am aware that he ceased to be Enugu State governor on May 29, 2015.”

She, however, disclosed that she did not know how much the former governor earned as pension, saying,

“I have no idea of how much he is being paid as pension.”

Going further, the former governor’s wife revealed that that she was involved in oil and gas business, adding that she had been living well despite not receiving maintenance allowance from her husband since 2013 they had been living apart.

She also alleged that her estranged husband has refused to allow her see her only child.

”I only see my child during Church service or social events whenever I am in town,” she said.

After listening to her testimony, Justice Angela Otaluka, adjourned the case until Oct. 14 for adoption of final written addresses.



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