Femi Fani-Kayode, a former minister of aviation, has split from his wife, Precious Chikwendu, mother of his four sons, The Punch reports.
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Fani-Kayode and Chikwendu, a former beauty queen, became an item around 2015 and subsequently welcomed a son in 2016 and in 2018, they welcomed a set of triplet boys.
A blogger, Stella Dimokorkus, claims Chikwendu was beaten many times and lived like a prisoner in her matrimonial home. She added that Chikwendu moved out some months ago.
Other unconfirmed reports added that Fani-Kayode has banned his estranged wife from seeing their kids, employing a nanny to take care of them instead.
The Punch reports that the chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has sued Dimokorkus, who also reported that the triplets between the pair may not have been fathered by him as they were conceived through IVF.
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In a letter signed by Adeola Adedipe, his lawyer, 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’, Fani-Kayode denied allegations that he retrieved the car he bought for his estranged wife and had left her broke.
“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.
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“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.
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“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,” the letter read.