Ex-wife of controversial former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, Precious Chikwendu, has narrated her ordeal as the wife of the former minister.
Precious described the marriage as a violent one, adding that some persons including the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, the late T. B. Joshua and other prominent Nigerians tried to settle the rift between her and Fani-Kayode.
The former beauty queen had accused the Femi Fani Kayode of having mental health challenges.
She claimed that Fani-Kayode was abusive to her during her pregnancy due to his mental health challenges.
Chikwendu said she could have walked out of the marriage earlier than she did but endured because of her children.
She said, “Even at the course of the embryo implanting in me, I had the most violent experience, beatings and punches and he would tell me that he would get rid of me. He would ask his bodyguards to take me and lock me up inside.
“The Dasukis have been involved, both Colonel Dasuki Sambo and his wife have been involved. Nnamdi Kanu, even at some point, called me to plead with me. I got a call from the late T. B Joshua to at least come over to Lagos, that he wanted to settle the issue.
“The first thing he is going to ask is for a picture to debunk stories, that’s the first thing he does; whenever there’s a fight… He says it’s a cultural thing for the Igbo to be rude and that is why we don’t have a hierarchy. I heard all of that from him. Even the staff in the house, that you are an Igbo staff member is a problem. He says ‘that Igbo boy, I don’t like him, sack him.’”
Chikwendu lamented her inability to see her children since the union crashed over a year ago.
“The children are with him, I haven’t seen them since August 2nd, 2020. The court didn’t grant him custody. I’m physically prevented from seeing them. Most times, I would agitate because my kids are in there, I can’t leave.
“I don’t know where my kids are, I don’t know the school he changed my sons to. I’m told they go to school. The last time I filed a suit in court, they said the children are in school and they are okay,” she said.