Ex-Minister, Fani-Kayode Not Fit To Raise Our Children, Leaves Them With Girlfriends, Nannies – Ex-Wife Tells Court

Precious Chikwendu, the estranged spouse of former aviation minister Femi Fani-Kayode, has instructed the Court of Appeal in Abuja that her former husband lacks the capability to cater for his or her 4 youngsters.

Chikwendu alleged the oldest amongst their youngsters has stopped faculty, and that their younger triplets have but to start out education.

Ex-Minister, Fani-Kayode Not Fit To Raise Our Children, Leaves Them With Girlfriends, Nannies – Ex-Wife Tells Court 2

The former magnificence queen and Fani-Kayode have been locked in a child-custody battle following their break-up in August 2020, TheNigeriaLawyer reviews.


The plaintiff, who calls for a month-to-month fee of N3.5 million for the maintenance of their 4 sons, had alleged in her swimsuit earlier than an Abuja High Court that Fani-Kayode, “beat her up on several occasions even while she was pregnant.”

Fani-Kayode had, by means of his lawyer, Adeola Adedipe, utilized to Judge Sylvanus Orji of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court sitting in Abuja to both strike out the swimsuit or put aside the sooner purported service of the processes filed by Chikwendu on him.


But the court docket dismissed Fani-Kayode’s utility and assumed jurisdiction to listen to the case, a call the ex-minister appealed on the Court of Appeal, Abuja.


Justice Orji additionally ordered {that a} contemporary listening to discover together with the originating movement be served on Fani-Kayode.


Displeased with the ruling, Fani-Kayode filed a discover of attraction dated March 25, 2021, alleging that the decide denied him a good listening to.


Among his prayers, the previous minister urged the Court of Appeal to make an “order remitting this case to the Chief Judge of the FCT High Court for reassignment and determination by another judge”.


Responding to the attraction in her submitting on the Court of Appeal’s registry, Chikwendu alleged that the previous aviation minister has maltreated their 4 sons since their separation.

In an affidavit dated June 28, 2021, Chikwendu hooked up images purportedly exhibiting Fani-Kayode together with his entourage visiting a number of state governors throughout Nigeria.

In different images, a number of women and the 4 youngsters may very well be seen along with Fani-Kayode.


“The appellant (Fani-Kayode) employs nannies and different women whom I reasonably believe to be his girlfriends, and posts pictures of them together on various social media platforms all in a bid to spite me,” the court docket paperwork filed by Ms Chikwendu’s lawyer, Terkaa Aondo, learn partially.


She accused Fani-Kayode of denying her entry to their youngsters since August 2, 2020, utilizing safety officers hooked up to him.

Chikwendu added that the previous minister is keen on travelling and leaving the kids on the mercy of his girlfriends and nannies, saying for that motive, he’s unfit to deal with the 4 youngsters.

“That I am worried about my children’s education status as my first son was stopped from going to school since August 2020, and the triplets who are due for school are not in school or given an education access.


“That as a young mother, I have been traumatised and physically assaulted by the appellant who is all out in a bid to forcefully take away the children from me and further delay this appeal.


“That there is a need that I preserve my right and interest and that of my children who are minors.”


She additionally alleged that ought to there be additional delay in granting her utility, the previous minister “may make good his threat of relocating my four children out of the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court in which I will be denied a chance of ever seeing them again”.

Fani-Kayode has but to file his response to the allegations.

The ex-minister and Chikwendu, who’s a former magnificence queen, received collectively round 2015 and subsequently welcomed a son in 2016. The couple welcomed a set of triplets in May 2018.


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