Former Minister of aviation Femi Fani Kayode and his wife Precious Chikwendu have parted ways, according to multiple news reports.
Fani-Kayode has also written a pre-litigation letter to popular blogger, Stella Dimokorkus, demanding N2bn from her for a report which he termed libelous.
The blogger had in a report attributed the separation to domestic violence and alleged that the triplet sons may not have been fathered by Fani-Kayode as they were conceived through IVF and Chikwendu had demanded a DNA test.
In a letter signed by his lawyer, Mr. Adeola Adedipe, dated September 16, 2020, the former minister described the report as preposterous.
The letter titled, ‘Defamation of Chief Femi Fani-Kayode- Re: Femi Fani-Kayode and Precious Chikwendu Part Ways Over Alleged Domestic Violence’, stated that the allegations were spurious and maliciously engineered.
The former minister said he was disturbed about the manner in which the report was written which insults the sensibilities of unsuspecting readers.
He denied allegations that he retrieved the car he bought for his estranged 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 further 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.”
Meanwhile,according to controversial journalist, Kemi Olunloyo,Femi Fani Kayode (FFK) and his wife, Precious Chikwendu, may have separated for other reasons.
Kemi Olunloyo, who shared the news on her Twitter page, said that she communicated with the family and friends on both sides and it was disclosed that Precious Chikwendu has a history of mental illness which has been hard to treat. She was diagnosed of Bipolar depression and Schizophrenia.
Kemi Olunloyo wrote;
“#BREAKING Femi Fani-kayode @realFFK and his wife Precious Chikwendu HAVE SEPARATED!
This is an urgent story I’ve been investigating all week since Sunday. There are numerous disturbing revelations that has been covered up and many false stories. Pls follow this THREAD carefully
Due to the nature of Investigative Journalism & HIPAA which is NOT Nigerian law, I will explain medical privacy to you in layman’s words. I CANNOT mention sources names. Some are doctors, others @PoliceNG. This case is actually a medical emergency involving a Mother and Children
I communicated with family & friends on both sides and its truly TRAGIC as this may have been covered up for the sake of the 4 innocent kids. Precious Chikwendu has a history of mental illness which has been hard to treat. She was diagnosed of Bipolar depression and Schizophrenia
The separation stemmed from the VIOLENT behavior of Precious according to family & medical sources. She reportedly constantly “heard voices” and leaves their Abuja mansion in the middle of the night then checks in a hotel then she’s reportedly found with strange men.
Mrs Precious Fani-kayode reportedly has had a history of violence even before she met FFK and family members say that she has NEVER been beaten or restrained by him. Precious once took a KNIFE attempting to STAB the whole house with Femi and the kids LOCKED up in one room”