The controversies surrounding the breakdown of the marriage between a former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode and his estranged wife, Precious Chikwendu is becoming interesting by the day, as Fani-Kayode’s legal wife, Regina Fani-Kayode has joined the war of words and counter accusations.
Regina, who said she legally married her husband in 1997, in a lengthy statement on Saturday, punctured an earlier statement by Precious, describing her as a pathological liar and a slanderous woman. She also details how the former minister single handedly trained Precious’ siblings, sending them to the best schools and her violent behaviour towards her children, adding she was constantly mal-treating them.
Insisting that Precious came to her husband desperate and needed help, Regina said: ‘‘Precious Chikwendu, a strange woman that he took under his roof, married under law and custom, and lived with for seven years. Who are you trying to fool? You are nothing but a wretched ingrate and God will punish you and all your siblings for your ingratitude and lies.
‘‘Precious, you are just a sick woman and a big liar. I know you collected over half a million USD dollars from Femi within the first few months of meeting him for a fake investment. We have witnesses to prove it and remember that you even asked me to thank him for it. I also know he set you up in one business or the other four times in seven years and got you offices etc. but you squandered it all.
‘‘You knew he was still married to me because you and I spoke countless times on the phone and you even stayed in my room and wore my clothes. You had nothing when he took you in, you are so ungrateful. Six of your relatives lived in my house for six years and they were all depending on Femi for food, upkeep, medical bills, and school fees. Even your sister’s wedding was paid for by him’’.
“When you came to my husband and took over my home you and your family were like hungry refugees. You had nothing but rubber slippers and you were desperate for help.
“My husband sent three of your siblings to the best schools for seven years and took care of their every need yet you now slander him and insult him not minding the effect it will have on your own children. That in itself proves that you are insane.
“You say he has mental issues meanwhile you were the one that was locked up in a mental hospital for one month after trying to kill him and his children. You stayed in the home of a man with mental problems for six years and allowed your mother, Aunty, two brothers, and sisters to stay there too?”