Estranged wife of Femi Fani-Kayode, Precious Chikwendu, has dragged him and the Inspector of Police to a Federal High Court in Abuja.
NEWS MAIL NG reports that the mother of four said in the court papers filed by her lawyer, Abdul-Aziz Jimoh, she is demanding N800 million damages because of the roles the respondents played in “intimidating and harassing” her during the pendency of her custody suit.
In an affidavit in support of her court application, Precious 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 said 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 her petition, thus prompting her to go to court to enforce her fundamental human rights.
No date has been fixed for mentioning of the matter.