House Arrest: Governor Chime’s Wife Hires Femi Falana To Gain Freedom From Husband

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Nov 4th, 2013 – House Arrest: Enugu State Governor Chime’s Wife Hires Femi Falana To Gain Freedom From Husband

Do you remember the story of Clara Chime, the First Lady of Enugu State who was placed under house arrest by her husband, Governor Sullivan Chime, if you missed the initial story, read it here.

The latest news on this case is that Clara Chime has employed Nigerian human right Lawyer, Mr Femi Falana to help in securing her release.

Femi Falana has asked the Police IG, Mr. MD Abubakar, to ensure the immediate release from unlawful detention of Mrs. Clara Chime, the First Lady of Enugu State who is being held hostage at Government House Enugu by Governor Sullivan Chime, or be dragged to court.

In a letter dated November 1, 2013, Mr. Falana, representing Mrs. Chime, pointed out that his client has been kept incommunicado in solitary confinement for over four months on the directives of Governor Chime.

“Thus our client’s fundamental rights to the dignity of her person, personal liberty, fair hearing, private and family life and freedom of movement guaranteed by the Constitution and the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights (Ratification and Enforcement) Act, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004 have been violated without any legal justification,” it said.

“Although our client’s dehumanizing detention conditions have had deleterious effects on her psychological state as well as her mental and physical health she has been denied access to her doctors by her abductors,” the petition said. “It is particularly disturbing to note that some of the police and state security service personnel assigned to secure the safety of the Enugu State governor, his wife and other family members have aided and abetted Mr. Chime in subjecting our client to egregious infringements of her aforesaid fundamental rights.”

It pointed out, however, that unlike the governor who is currently immune from prosecution under the constitution, the police and state security service officials involved in the illegal arrest and detention of Mrs. Chime ought to be sanctioned under the relevant laws.

In a letter exclusively published by SaharaReporters on October 28, Mrs. Chime complained that Governor Chime had placed her under house arrest, and begged human rights bodies to come to her rescue.

She said that eminent personalities such as President and Mrs. Goodluck Jonathan and the Bishop Callistus Onaga of Enugu State and other top priests had attempted to intervene in the matter without success.

Among other things, Mrs. Chime said she had been introduced to two psychiatrists, Dr. Onwukwe and Dr. Agumo, who prescribed “all kinds of drugs that ends up keeping me acute depressed and also drives me into hallucinations.”

Governor Chime is yet to utter a word on this criminal case.

[Source: Sahara Reporter New York]

10 thoughts on “House Arrest: Governor Chime’s Wife Hires Femi Falana To Gain Freedom From Husband

  1. Hallucinations and depressed,there is more to this story that have not been tabled out completely.I think that both should grant an interview outside the walls of govt house before passing judgement under a close observation.

  2. No matter what the case is really about,no human should be subjected to such life style unless they committed a crime and was asked to be placed by the court.

  3. the hallucination claim bothers me.
    it is an experience involving the apparent perception of something not present. so what if the madam is out of her senses

  4. What is the President still doing before taking action? if its the story of corruption, the first lady will be the first to show face indecently,now that it get to do with an innocent woman nobody want to do something not even the minister of women affair.Mrs Chima, we are praying for you our voice is low but i know my God will fight for you and give you victory.

  5. Azibobo! This is not fairnits inhuman to think its the wife he married and paid her dowry,and I think GOD is not present in that home.
    However what must ve generated to this house arrest is not clearly stated in this episode.there is something that is not clear here..may God help them

  6. This is a lot serious that it looks. This woman should be free and seperated from Chime in order to get herself back together. Chime is subjecting her to a lot of risks under that arrest. anything can happen to her!
    By the way, where is her extended family?

  7. well we don’t know what is really going on but no matter what she dosen’t deserve this inhumane treatment.

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