Femi Fani-Kayode, a former Minister of Aviation, has written a letter of legal action to Stella Dimokorkus, a popular blogger, demanding the sum of N2bn from her for a report he termed defamatorily.
Dimokorkus, had in a report ascribed the separation to domestic violence and alleged that the triplet sons may not have been fathered by Fani-Kayode as they were conceived through IVF and Chikwendu had demanded a DNA test.
In a letter signed by kai-Kayode’s lawyer, Mr. Adeola Adedipe, dated September 16, 2020, the former minister described the report as ridiculous.
The letter titled, ‘Defamation of Chief Femi Fani-Kayode- Re: Femi Fani-Kayode and Precious Chikwendu Part Ways over Alleged Domestic Violence’, stated that the allegations were counterfeit and spiteful engineered.
Fani- Kayode said he was troubled about the manner in which the report was written which insults the sensibilities of innocent readers.
It was reported that he denied allegations that he collected the car he bought for his estranged wife and had left her broke.
Fani-Kayode said it was saddening that his innocent little children could be dragged into such a report, bringing them to ridicule.
The letter further read, “Our client is aggrieved and has instructed us to draw your attention to these libelous breaches of his person and family. By this publication, our client has received denigrating phone calls and messages across the globe by virtue of which he now suffered an innumerable loss of goodwill.
“However, Fani-Kayode is ready to draw a curtain over the wild and fake claims if you reverse the allegations on the same platform they were published and afterward apologize to him in two other national dailies.
“You are also advised to enter into deliberation with us for the sum of two billion naira only being a token amount for remorse. Please bear it in mind that you have 14 days from when this letter is received to comply with the highlighted eased measures, the failure of which will leave our client with no other alternative than to seek redress in court.”
The report has it that Fani-Kayode and Chikwendu, who is a former beauty queen, became husband and wife in 2015 and subsequently welcomed a son in 2016.
In 2018, they welcomed a set of triplet boys.