A former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has separated from his wife, Precious Chikwendu.
His five-year marriage which produced four sons recently ended under mysterious circumstances, but popular blogger, Stella Dimokorkus, in a publication, claimed the divorce came following 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.
Fani-Kayode has now written a pre-litigation letter to her, demanding N2 billion in damages as he claimed the report was libelous.
This was contained in a letter signed by his lawyer, Mr. Adeola Adedipe, dated September 16, 2020.
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 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.”
Fani-Kayode wedded Precious in 2015, had a son with her in 2016, and a set of triplets in 2018.