Ex-Governor Chime vs wife: What happened in court on Thursday

Estranged wife of former Enugu State Governor, Mrs Clara Chime, on Thursday asked the FCT High Court, Apo, to grant her custody of their 10-year-old son.
        Clara prayed the court during her response at the hearing of the petition filed by Sullivan Chime, seeking the dissolution of their 11 years marriage. She informed the court that she was ready

to divorce her husband and prayed that the custody of their son be given to her as well as a child maintenance fee of N500,000 monthly. Clara told the court that her son was not properly cared for and she is only allowed to see him five hours a month under heavy security. When asked under cross-examination if she had taken a picture to present as evidence, she informed the court the she was forbidden by her husband’s stewards and security personnel from taking pictures of him. While responding to Mr Paul Onya, counsel to the petitioner, she informed the court that in the two previous petitions she filed she had demanded for custody of her child. Onye then requested to tender the petitions filed at Enugu High Court and a FCT High Court as exhibits before the court, Counsel to Clara, Mr Achibongu Iyeme, objected that the documents were not certified. Clara also informed the court that she was depressed during her marriage because her husband only had marital relations with her only on their wedding night and never touched her so it led to her depressed condition. Clara further denied any allegation of schizophrenia but said she only saw the CMD of neural psychiatric because her husband brought him home. Justice Angela Otaluka ruled that the documents were not admissible, and adjourned the case till June 10 for continuation of hearing.

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