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Fani-Kayode Allegedly Splits From Wife, Demands N2bn From Blogger




Femi Fani-Kayode and estranged wife, Precious with their four sons

Ganiyat Ganiyu 

The former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has allegedly separated from his wife, Precious Chikwendu.

Fani-Kayode in a pre-litigation letter sent to blogger, Stella Dimokorkus, also demanded N2bn for a report he termed libelous.

The blogger had in a report alleged that the separation was caused by domestic violence and also claimed that the triplet sons in the family may not have been fathered by Fani-Kayode as they were conceived through IVF while Chikwendu had demanded a DNA test.

Fani-Kayode in a letter signed by his lawyer, Adeola Adedipe, dated September 16, 2020, described the report as preposterous.

The letter was titled, ‘Defamation of Chief Femi Fani-Kayode- Re: Femi Fani-Kayode and Precious Chikwendu Part Ways Over Alleged Domestic Violence’.

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The former minister said he was disturbed about the manner in which the report was written and that it insulted the sensibilities of unsuspecting readers.

He denied the allegation that he retrieved the car he bought for his wife and had left her broke.

Fani-Kayode said it was saddening that his innocent little children could be dragged into such a report, subjecting them to ridicule.

The letter read, “Our client is aggrieved and has instructed us to draw your attention to these libelous breaches of his person and family. By this publication, our client has received denigrating phone calls and messages across the globe by virtue of which he now sufferers immeasurable loss of goodwill.

“However, he is inclined to draw a curtain over the wild and spurious claims if you retract the allegations on the same platform they were published and consequently apologise to him in two other national dailies.

“You are also advised to enter into negotiations with us for the sum of two billion naira only being a token amount for penitence. Please bear in mind that you have 14 days from receipt of this letter to comply with the highlighted mitigating measures, the failure of which will leave our client with no preferred alternative than to seek redress in court.”

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