Former Aviation Minister, Fani-Kayode Accuses Ex-wife Of ‘Exposed Adultery’
Femi Fani-Kayode, the former Aviation Minister, denied ever threatening the life of his former wife and mother of his children, Mrs. Precious Chikwendu, on Wednesday in Abuja.
Rather, Fani Kayode told a Federal High Court that it was his ex-wife who left the matrimonial home and refused to return despite repeated invitations to visit her children.
Mrs Precious Chikwendu filed a fundamental human rights enforcement complaint against her ex-husband, and the former Aviation Minister’s assertion was detailed in a counter affidavit he personally attested to before the court.
“On threat to life and peaceful existence, prompted by exposed adultery” Fani Kayode stated, “She is the person who consistently threatens to kill me and the children, even when she is not provoked”.
The applicant (Precious) puts my life at risk and that of the children, anytime she realized I had discovered her un-repented sexual escapades, either at attempts of such on my men staff, or the actual acts in which she was caught pants down with a man or men” Kayode averred.
“A related incidence occurred sometime in December 2019, when the applicant was caught in the act of adultery with one Naval Officer (Lt. CDR Idenyi) in a hotel located at NAF Valley Estate Asokoro- Abuja;
“This discovery was made because I ensure adequate security watch over my family, for reasons connected to my political involvements; and the fact that my security guards were apprehensive that the applicant was constantly visiting dark and blacklisted places, which were not good for her safety”.
“This adultery incidence was reported to the Police and the Naval officer confessed to it; that she misled him, claiming she was a single woman;
“The matter was recommended for prosecution, but I pleaded with the Police to step it down, in order to avoid further embarrassments.
“A certified true copy of the Police Report is shown to me and marked Exhibit J” Fani Kayode deposed in his counter affidavit.
According to FFK, “it was immediately after this incidence that the applicant became more hostile, aggressive and threatened to kill her kids”.
Precious Chikwendu is seeking an order from the court for Fani Kayode to pay her N800 million in damages as part of the rights enforcement suit.
The Inspector General of Police, his officers and men, the Deputy Inspector General of Police Force CID, the Commissioner of Police FCT, and CSP James Idachaba Officer in Charge of Legal (CID) FCT Command are also named as defendants in the action.
Meanwhile, the suit scheduled for hearing before Justice Inyang Ekwo was canceled due to the judge’s absence.
As a result, the case was postponed until November 29.