Former minister and chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Chief Femi Fani-Kayode has described his ex-wife’s allegations against him as vile and baseless.
Fani-Kayode in a statement by his media consultant, Hon. Oladimeji Olaiya described
The statement of claim and affidavit that was filed in court by Precious Chikwendu against Fani-Kayode as lies and falsehood.
Chikwendu, Fani-Kayode’s estranged wife had blamed the ex-minister for his high-handedness, uncaring attitudes and batterings which led to the failure of her marriage, demanding custody of her children.
But the PDP chieftain refuted the allegations in the statement, saying that, ” not one thing that she has alleged there is true.”
The statement reads; “We believe that she is unfit to be a mother and that she has shown nothing but cruelty to her children whom she has never taken care of or shown the love and affection of a mother.
“We believe that the children’s lives would be in danger if they are with her and we shall prove this in court.
“For the avoidance of doubt at no time did Chief Fani-Kayode expose his children to danger and he has always provided them with the best of care including 12 nannies and nurses who did all the work even when their mother was in the house and whom she herself employed.
“Chikwendu’s only pastime was to post pictures and words on Instagram and sleep with men outside.
“Neither is it true that she was ever beaten by Chief Fani-Kayode or anyone else in his staff and security team, either when she was pregnant or not pregnant and it is not true that she was subjected to any form of physical or mental abuse from them.
“As a matter of fact, she was the abuser and not Chief Fani-Kayode or any of his security team or staff.”
The statement further added, “On one occasion she cut two people with a knife and almost bit off the finger of a third when she was trying to attack and kill her own children and husband with two knives. Thirty people witnessed this and we have it on video.
“We urge members of the public to wait until the truth is revealed about Chikwendu, her mental and physical abuse of her own children, her mental illness, her numerous attempts to murder Chief Fani-Kayode and his four children, her adulterous ways, her unfathomable cruelty, her gold-digging ways, her violence and so much more before they make up their minds.
“Even though Chikwendu’s plan was to ambush Chief Femi Fani-Kayode into surrendering custody of the children to her, an act that will be grossly inimical to the proper development and well being of the children, we will not respond to her other than to say that our client, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode has expressed gladness that Chikwendu has purportedly approached a court.
“This is an action that will leave our client with no other option but to expose Chikwendu’s lies, wicked and evil plots and life-threatening actions against him over the years: issues he had hitherto kept to himself in order to save her from the horrifying indignity and whatever shame is left of her following such revelations.
“The world is about to be shocked with the truth about her inhumane actions and other deficiencies which our client has over the years endured from her and covered in order not to expose her to any indignity.
“The only reason Chikwendu has not seen her children for close to seven months is that she has refused to come to the house to do so.
“She was given access to the children 7 months ago and visitation rights but she refused to exercise them.
“She also speaks to the children regularly on the phone but is always threatening the lives of their staff and even screaming at the children themselves in an uncontrollable rage on many occassions.”
“Finally it is pertinent to note that she was never asked to leave the house or thrown out.
“She walked out on her own saying she was hearing voices even when the entire household was begging her to stay and she abandoned her husband and four young children to meet other men outside.
“After she finished having her fun Chief Fani-Kayode refused to let her back into his and resolved to keep her out of his life. This is the best decision he has made in the last 7 years.
Chikwendu claims that she was stripped and drugged. This is not true. Rather she was held down by a contingent of 4 policemen and policewomen in the presence and under the orders of the DPO of Asokoro Police Station and in the precence of her Aunty Joy and at least 30 frightened and agitated police officers, workers and members of the household and family after which she was sedated with an injection by a Dr. from the psychiatric hospital.
“This was after she attacked her husband and children with two very large knives and attempted to kill them and after she held them hostage upstairs in their rooms for three hours whilst in a drunken craze and threatening to kill everyone including the police who had been called to rescue their lives.
“It is important to note that Chief Fani-Kayode and the children were not even present when she was rushed, apprehended and sedated by a combined force of male and female police officers because they had locked themselves upstairs hiding in their rooms in order to save their lives.
“This whole episode traumatised the children so badly thet they needed professional care and till today they shudder when they see their mother.
“This is made all the worse that on one occassion she beat her first son so badly that his face swelled up like a football and he had to be rushed to the hospital where she admitted to her offence to the doctor. We have pictures of his damaged and badly swollen face.
“It was after the frightful event of her holding the entire household hostage with the two knives and threatening to kill everybody that, whilst sedated, she was taken to and admitted in a private mental institution where she was diagnosed as having severe bipolar disorder, depression and schizophrenia.”