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Fani-Kayode’s Estranged Wife Sues Ex-Husband, IGP For N800m

Precious Chikwendu & Fani-Kayode
Precious Chikwendu & Fani-Kayode

September 24, (THEWILL) – Precious Chikwendu, the estranged wife of ex-minister Femi Fani-Kayode, has filed a suit at a Federal High Court,  Abuja, praying for the enforcement of her fundamental human rights.

Chikwendu, in the suit filed against Fani-Kayode, Inspector-General of Police, his officers and men (joined as defendants), is asking for the sum of N800m as damages.

Other respondents were the Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Force CID, Commissioner of Police, FCT, CSP James Idachaba (OC Legal CID), FCT Command.

According to her, she is asking for the amount because of the roles of the respondents in intimidating and harassing her during the pendency of her custody suit.

The plaintiff, in the suit filed by her lawyer, Abdul-Aziz Jimoh, asked the court to restrain the IGP, his officers and men from intimidating and harassing her in any form, pending the hearing and determination of her suit seeking the custody of the four children she had with the former minister.

In an affidavit in support of the application deposed to by Chikwendu, she stated that, “I was in a most tempestuous and violent relationship with the fifth respondent (Fani-Kayode), a qualified legal practitioner, a politician and a former minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

“The fifth respondent and I have four children together and I am forcefully separated from our children, who are all minors.

“Consequent upon the unbridled violence perpetrated against me by the fifth respondent and the forceful separation from our children, I filed a suit in the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, with Suit No CV/372/2021.

“Rather than allow the contending matters placed before the FCT High Court to be determined by the honorable court, the fifth respondent has persisted in using the Police officers under the control of the first respondent (IGP) and supervised by the second respondent (Commissioner of Police FCT) incessantly to intimidate and harass me with a view to interfering in the adjudicatory powers of a competent court of justice.”

Chikwendu disclosed that she had also petitioned the Commissioner of Police, FCT, the third respondent, alleging threats to her life by the fifth respondent and that the Police Commissioner had refused to act on the petition which has made her go to court to enforce her fundamental human rights.

THEWILL writes that no date has been fixed for mentioning of the matter