Former Nigerian Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has described as preposterous an article published by a Nigerian blogger, Stella Dimoko Korkus about his separation from his wife and mother of his four children, Precious Chikwendu.
Some reports, including the one from journalist Kemi Olunloyo, claim that the marriage broke down due to deterioration of the mental health challenge Precious Chikwendu has been battling with since they got married.
However, blogger Stella Dimoko korkus, gave a different report, saying that Fani-Kayode and his wife separated over domestic violence, adding that his triplet sons may not have been fathered by him. The bloggers alleged that the children were conceived through IVF and that his wife Chikwendu had demanded a DNA test.
Reacting to the publication, FFK in a statement issued and signed by his lawyer, Adeola Adedipe, on Wednesday, September 16, 2020, faulted Dimokorkus’s claim and demanded that she pay N2bn for giving a false report about his family.
According to the letter titled, ‘Defamation of Chief Femi Fani-Kayode- Re: Femi Fani-Kayode and Precious Chikwendu Part Ways Over Alleged Domestic Violence’, ‘the allegations were spurious and maliciously engineered.’
Fani-Kayode noted that he was troubled about how Dimokorkus came about her reports which according to him is an insult to the sensibilities of unsuspecting readers.
FFK reiterated that he never retrieved the car he bought for his estranged wife and never left her broke as stated in some quarters. He said it was saddening that his innocent little children could be dragged into such a report, subjecting them to ridicule.
The statement reads further; “Our client is aggrieved and has instructed us to draw your attention to these libellous 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.”