The former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, has asked the Federal High Court in Abuja to dismiss the N800million suit that was instituted against him by his estranged wife, Ms. Precious Chikwendu.
The minister, in a counter-affidavit he filed through his team of lawyers, told the court that his ex-wife who is a former beauty queen, deprived his children breast milk on the account of the need to preserve her shape, “coupled with a contrived medical condition which she claimed would not permit her to breastfeed them”.
In a 23-paragraphed affidavit he personally deposed to in opposition to the suit, Fani-Kayode, said it was not true that the Applicant (Ms Chikwendu) was vi*lently separated from the four children they had together.
He told the court that rather, “she elected to leave her matrimonial home and consciously abandon the children, in order to optimize without restraints, her extra-marital and inordinate s*xual escapades.
As a fact, it is not surprising that Ms. Precious Chikwendu is capable of such reckless abandonment, because: whilst she was with me in the house afore-described, she employed 12 in-house nannies to cater for the children, excluding supervisors and nurses who equally attend to them; the Applicant did not at any time extend maternal care to the children, for the reason that she had a medical condition which deprived her of any filial bond with them; she deprived the children of the natural sucks or breast milk, also on account of the need to preserve her body shape, coupled with a contrived medical condition which she claimed would not permit her to breastfeed them,” the statement read in part.
Consequently, he urged the court to dismiss the suit for lacking in merit, as well as for constituting an abuse of judicial process. It will be recalled that his estranged wife had approached the court to enforce her fundamental human rights, even as she urged the court to issue a restraining order against the former Minister.