The estranged wife of ex-governor Sullivan Chime of Enugu State, Clara, on Monday told an FCT High Court in Apo, that she fled from her husband’s home over fears for her life.
Clara revealed during cross-examination by the counsel for the former governor, Paul Onyia, in the petition filed by Chime for the dissolution of their 11-year-old marriage.
Clara informed the court that she met her husband while he was Enugu State governor.
“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…,” she said.
The former governor’s wife also informed the court 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 a pension, saying, “I have no idea of how much he is being paid as pension.”
The former governor’s wife also informed the court 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 to 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 October 14 for the adoption of final written addresses.
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