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Marital Car Death: Late Wife, Clara Bassey And Her Husband Were Legal Practitioners, Started Their Relationship As Law Students In UNICAL

As reactions continue to trail the fatal car accident which claimed the life of a woman who was reportedly in pursuit of her husband after allegedly sighting him with his mistress at a shopping mall, further details about the relationship of the couple has emerged as they have been identified as Mr Sunny Bassey Esq and Late Mrs Clara Bassey Esq, both lawyers whose relationship date back to their university days.

According to a lawyer, Asukwo Mendie Archibong on his Facebook handle, late woman, Clara and her husband, Sonnie are both legal practitioners and they started their relationship as law students in UNICAL.

His post reads; “The Marital Car Death Yesterday

Sonnie and Clara. Both Lawyers. they started their relationship as Law students in UNICAL.

Engaged yesterday in the marital car chase that ended in the death of the woman.

In all you do, have patience and do it with love.”

Our correspondent gathered the deceased, Claret Opara Bassey has been married for over 10 years to Mr. Sunday Bassey.

That fateful Sunday, she reportedly got a call from one of her friends that her husband was sighted in a shopping mall with the alleged side chick.

She was said to have immediately taken one of their cars and headed to the mall. On reaching there, the husband was about to leave the premises of the shopping mall and inside his car with the sidekick identified as Laticia.

Upon sighting the wife, he hurriedly drove off with Laticia on the front seat, making the angry wife to go after them.

It was gathered the more the husband accelerated, the more the wife tried to catch up with the car until they got to the highway.

The husband was said to have decided to veer off from the highway to adjoining streets of the State Housing estate, forcing the wife to make a U-turn.

Eyewitnesses said immediately he saw from the back mirror that the wife was involved in an accident, the husband made a U-turn.

The alleged side chick was reported to have dropped off and fled the scene while the husband rallied to rescue his wife.

The tearful husband was said to apologised to his wife who was in the pool of her blood.

“He was apologetic before the dying wife and pleaded that she should not die. He rushed the wife to Navy hospital in Calabar where she was reportedly confirmed dead,” an eyewitness told The Nation.

Friends of the couple informed they started dating during their university days.

One of them Queenofhearts Oyoyo said on the deceased’s Facebook page: “My friend is gone, Barr. Claret Bassey; you were intimidated, subdued and abused until you gave up. I told you to focus on yourself and your kids. What happened that you didn’t call any of your bone friends as usual? I am broken to pieces.”

Findings showed that both couple Mr and Mrs Sonnie Bassey are lawyers and the deceased was a mother of three boys. Sunny Bassey,  Esq is from Akwa-Ibom, Late wife is Clara Bassey Esq, an Igbo woman while Side Chic is Leticia from Ugep in Yakurr LGA of CRS.

Recall that the Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), in Cross River, Maikano Hassan, had earlier confirmed a lone incident that killed a middle aged woman who has now been identified as Mrs Bassey, lawyer and mother of three in Calabar who died in a ghastly motor accident while allegedly trying to catch husband with “Side chick.

The woman was said to be in pursuit of her husband who was alleged to be with a “side chick” in his car when she lost control of her vehicle , killing herself in the process.

A source at the hospital said Mr Sonnie was allegedly begging the lifeless body of his wife to forgive him while urging her to come back to life and take care of their three Children.

The question is who killed the woman??

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