by Citizen Reporter
Over the weekend, it was gathered that a big sex scandal was on the offing in Enugu.At the centre of the sex scandal is the state governor, Sullivan Chime and his sister-in-law, Ebere Igwe. Ebere is the younger sister of Clara Chime, the governor’s wife and first lady of Enugu state. It was reliably gathered from sources in Enugu that the extra-marital affairs between Chime and his sister-in-law recently produced a baby boy.
A source in Enugu Government House disclosed that the romance between Governor Chime and Ebere, started shortly after he married Clara in October 2008. The lavish traditional marriage at Isuochi home town of the Igwe’s costed the state government over 500 million naira, not minding the fact that Chime was marrying Clara as a second wife having divorced his first wife from Ogakwu family in Udi town where he hails from. Immediately after the ceremony, Clara moved into the Governor’s lodge with Ebere her younger sister who just graduated from Abia State University. Unknown the first lady, this was the beginning of an affair between her husband and Ebere.
Few months after, the first lady noticed that the Governor was smiling at Ebere all the time and became suspicious of them. Not wanting to lose her husband to her younger sister, the first lady suggested that her sister should go abroad for her masters. However, by the time Ebere left the country for her masters’ programme abroad, she was already into a deep relationship with the Governor. She benefited a brand new Toyota car and frequent overseas trips from the relationship which continued even while she was studying abroad.
The affair however blew open sometime last year when Ebere returned to the country after her studies abroad and told the first lady that she was pregnant for the governor. Clara was so shocked to the point that she suffered a mental disorder. The first lady was taken to Rv.Fr. Njoku’s Upper Room Ministries at Emene Enugu for healing and when her mental state could not improve, her mother took her to a native doctor who succeeded in stabilizing her mind, even as the governor turned a blind eye to her situation. During the period of the first lady’s mental ordeal, her only son suffered malaria to the point it entered his brain. There are fears that the boy may not be normal again.
The first lady thereafter told her younger sister to abort the pregnancy, but she refused. The first lady sent thugs after her younger sister, and when the governor got wind of the plan, he made special security arrangements for her. To make sure that the pregnancy was not tampered with, the governor sent Ebere to the United States where she eventually delivered a baby boy recently. However, the first lady swore not to allow her younger sister to come into government house again. Ebere’s whereabouts remain unknown , although an unconfirmed source said that she is nursing the baby at the governor’s Udi countryhome. The scandal has forced the first lady to maintain low profile to the point that she sends either the wife of the Secretary to State Government or Speaker of the House of assembly to represent her in public functions. She no longer attends her weekly prayer programme.
The latest scandal marked the climax of Governor Chime’s sex escapades. A few days before the last election, he was battered by a jealous husband at Permanent Secretaries quarters behind Enugu Government House. He had sneaked in for a show with a female permanent secretary who he monetized a home for, not knowing that the husband was on red alert. The man manhandled the governor. On several occasions the first lady suffered public embarrassment trying to recover Porsche cars her husband acquired for young girls using state funds. On one occasion, the first lady trailed Chime to an Abuja hotel based on a tip off and the first citizens of the state clashed before one of his female associates.
It also common knowledge in Enugu that Chime keeps permanent suits in hotels in Enugu like Golden Tulip and Neo-Court where she meets girls, atimes in groups to satiate his libido, comparable only to that of former President, Olusegun Obasanjo. Besides, he is known as a regular customer to night clubs and often soaks himself with alcohol.
His sexual escapades made most people in Enugu who were before now praising his urban road rehabilitation, to become very critical of his administration.
“We are tired of this his so called urban road rehabilitation. Since 2007, he has been rehabilitating road and we are in 2011. Our public hospitals are in a despicable state. Our primary and secondary schools are dead. We don’t have water in Enugu. The situation is worse in the communities and yet somebody is taking vain glory for patching roads and repairing street lights put by Jim Nwobodo in the 80’s. We have only about nineteen thousand workers in the state and he cannot pay minimum wage, yet he spends millions on luxury cars for girls” a concerned Enugu resident explained.
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