Enugu First Lady Accuses Rights Commission Of Leaking Her Medical Report, Says She Only Suffered Nervous Breakdown
Troubled wife of Enugu state governor, Mrs Clara Chime has accused the Nigerian Human Rights Commission of leaking her medical reports to the media to ridicule her. The Enugu first lady who is said to be facing some medical challenges also said in a protest letter to the Rights Commission that the federal government agency also lied about her condition in a bid to damage her reputation. She said she only suffers ‘nervous breakdown’ and not hallucination as made public by the Rights Commission.
In the electronic mail letter obtained by iReports-ng.com today, Mrs Chime asked the Commission to immediately retract its statements on her condition of health. She threatened that should the Commission fail to carry out her instructions, she wont grant its officials any further audience or cooperate with them on their investigation of her petition against her husband whom she accused of locking her up in Government House for months.
Though she had earlier denied hiring Lagos lawyer, Femi Falana to file the petition on her behalf, her correspondence with the activist lawyer however showed that she indeed hired him and still retains him as her counsel to pursue her complaints.
Mrs Chime’s letters to the Rights Commission which were sent in two parts read: “You have published medical information which are sensitive and not true and here by request you to retract same immediately. I regret that failure to do so will result in not granting you further audience.”
Another letter by the Enugu first lady apparently to Falana to complain about statements credited to the Rights Commission reads: “I am very disappointed to read what has been narrated by the Human Rights Commission. Apart from the fact that the information was largely false, it showed lack of sensitivity in publishing sensitive medical detail. This has the effect of tarnishing and damaging my reputation. It is as though the Commission set out to ridicule me.
“I made it clear to them that I had a nervous breakdown and found it inexplicable as to how hallucinations featured as part of my symptoms. It is important to make this clear so that the public should be made aware of this and that the Commission should recognise part of her ethos in protecting human dignity.
“ It has been suggested by some quarters that the Commission appears biased already because of the profile of the person whose reputation is at stake. I want to believe that the Commission would approach my case with open mind and in particular recognise me as a victim of crime. I hope that common sense would prevail and that the Commission should now retract the damaging publication and stop stigmatising me.”
She signed off the two letters as “Clara Chime nee Igwe”
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