The estranged wife of Sullivan Chime, a former governor of Enugu state has asked a federal capital territory (FCT) high court to grant her custody of their 10-year-old son.

According to NAN, Clara made the application in response to a prayer made by the former governor seeking the dissolution of their marriage. They have been married for 11 years.

However, while asking the court to grant her prayer of a monthly fee of N500,000 for their child, she said was not properly cared for. To buttress her application, Clara said she was only allowed to see him five hours a month under heavy security.

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She said she was depressed during her marriage because her husband only had marital relations with her only on their wedding night and never touched her again.


Chime’s estranged wife also denied having schizophrenia but said she saw the chief medical director (CMD) of a neural psychiatric facility because her husband brought him home. The matter was adjourned till June 10 for the continuation of hearing. In 2014, Chime denied imprisoning his wife.

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“[She had] some medical challenges, and it would be very unkind of me to talk about her condition on the pages of newspapers,” he had said.

“We’ve been battling her health challenges prior to my inauguration in 2011. It was so bad at a time that she had to be taken out of the governor’s lodge for treatment.”

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