Ex-Minister Femi Fani-Kayode was recently seen on camera arguing with his now-estranged wife Precious Chikwendu whom sources said was caught on a bed with a Naval officer. Precious claimed that she has been abused for seven years in the marriage from the voice coming from the shot video clip.
The video which was posted by Sahara reporters has attracted criticism from social media users including the ex-minister’s followers who see every post made on Instagram as a golden opportunity to demolish the character of the lawyer and one of President Buhari’s government tormentors.
Femi Fani-Kayode has recently reacted to media claims he was abusing his wife on a post on Instagram:
“I have chosen to take the high horse and I refuse to allow my estranged wife to turn the affairs of my personal life into a public circus. If she has any issues let her use the right medium as a responsible adult and mother and stop secretly feeding the media with damaging scandals geared towards the destruction of our children’s future.
“I have kept quiet in order to protect my children, I have covered all her madness over the past 7 years and not once did I expose her. But the facts are there and the witnesses and evidence are readily available for the courts.
“I broke my silence yesterday only because my hand has been forced. Rather than focusing on the problem of brutality and evil plaguing our country, or the myriad of other issues holding citizens hostage, some people would prefer to spread and partake in what amounts to celebrity gossip and chopped videos. Who in Nigeria does this benefit exactly? What is the use?
“Those involved in this smear campaign are begging for further responses which I will not give them. My private relationship and any disagreements therein are just that: PRIVATE and I have learned my lesson on feeding into parasocial media culture.
“My children and their dignity come first and I refuse to help these individuals tarnish their image any further.
“The ringleader of this media scandal and her collaborators may continue polluting news sites and blogs with spam and begging for crumbs of attention with wild tales as long as they wish.
“Acting is a professional field all on its own but thankfully so is the law. Any and all videos, testimonies, documentation, and other evidence coming from my end will only be displayed in court, where these issues can be resolved once and for all.
Speaking on his readiness to be challenged in court by anyone on the matter: “If this person speaks the truth, they will be happy to meet me there, instead of peddling stories. My next tweets and posts will be focused solely on relevant issues. Thank you.,” Femi said.