Fani-Kayode’s estranged wife demands N3.5m monthly child support
Precious Chikwendu, the estranged wife of former Minister of Aviation Femi Fani-Kayode, has accused him of abusing her on many occasions, including when she was pregnant.
Chikwendu made the claims in an affidavit she deposed in support of an originating motion brought pursuant to Section 69 of the Child’s Rights Act, 2003, in which she is seeking full custody of their four sons.
“From the early days of our relationship, the respondent (Fani-Kayode), has always maintained a lifestyle of utter disregard to my feelings. This was evident in the way and manner the respondent assaulted me while pregnant with our first son.
The respondent (Fani-Kayode) kicked me severally on my stomach over a petty argument that ensued. It was my friend, Vanessa, who was around at the material time that intervened at the nick of time to save me.
I had to leave the respondent’s (Fani-Kayode’s) house a few days after this incident. The respondent (Fani-Kayode) repeated the same act when I was pregnant with triplets, this time it was my mother and sister, Faith, that intervened.
Sometime in 2018, in one of my attempts to leave the house with the children, the respondent in the company of the DPO of Asokoro Police Division, and her team of policemen handcuffed me and stripped me naked while someone from the crowd whom I initially mistook for a policeman forcefully injected me with a sedation. I was then abducted and incarcerated at a hospital for a period of two weeks. I was separated from my six-month-old triplets and a-year-old son at the time,” she said.
Chikwendu asked the court to order Fani-Kayode to pay her N3.5 million per month for the upkeep of her four sons, claiming that the ex-minister had refused her access to them for several