Court okays investigation against wife of former minister, lawyer

Court okays investigation against wife of former minister, lawyer

- The court case involving Femi Fani-Kayode and his estranged wife, Precious Chikwendu, has taken a new twist

- The court has ordered an investigation against Chikwendu for an issue not related to her marriage crisis

- The issue has to do with an alleged contempt of court

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Justice Slyvester Oriji of the FCT High Court Apo declared that the Nigeria Police Force, NPF, can go ahead with the criminal investigation against Precious Chikwendu, ex-wife to the former minister of aviation, Femi Fani Kayode.

Precious Chikwendu, her lawyer alongside the bailiff of the court were alleged to have served the court proceedings directly to the respondent.

However, counsel to the respondent appeared in protest at the proceedings saying that they have not been served with the processes.

Court okays investigation against wife of former minister, lawyer
The last may not have been heard of the issue concerning Fani-Kayode and his estranged wife. Photo credit: @realffk
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The NPF had on several occasions invited the plaintiff to respond to the allegations of forgery.

Justice Oriji said it is the job of the police to investigate whether the acknowledgment containing the endorsement with the name of the respondent was actually forged or not.

The Cable reports that Chikwendu had instituted the suit marked CV/372/2021, seeking custody of her four sons — Aragorn, Ragnar, Aiden, and Liam.

The mother of four is praying the court to direct the former minister, who is the sole respondent in the matter, to pay the sum of N3.438 million monthly towards the maintenance and upkeep of the four children.

At the last adjourned date, Sylvester Oriji, the judge, had ordered that hearing notice should be served on the respondent.

The plaintiff had in her application alleged that the ex-minister has denied her custody of her children.

The former minister had in a press statement refuted the allegation made by the plaintiffs as false with no evidence to back her case

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The court ordered that a fresh hearing date be served on the respondent and adjourned the matter to Wednesday, April 21.

Recall that in a recent social media post, Precious Chikwendu stated that she is out to fight for the custody of her kids.

According to her, she is coming for her ex-husband and won't stop until the sun stands still.

In the post, Precious shared a photo of herself dressed in a black dress as she posed with two men that looked like her bodyguards and another two men in suits.

Subsequently, Precious returned with a different post in which she made it clear that she does not intend to back down.

She posted a selfie and in the caption that accompanied the post, stated that her eyes do not in any way look like that of a person with plans to give up.

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Jerrywright Ukwu is a senior political/defence correspondent at based in Abuja. He is a graduate of the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Lagos and the International Institute of Journalism in Abuja. He is also an active member of the Nigeria Union of Journalists. He spends his leisure-time reading history books.


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