Senator to sue Fani-Kayode’s ex-wife as police begin investigation

August 5, 2021
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Senator Folashade Grace Bent has threatened legal action against Precious Chikwendu, estranged wife of Femi Fani-Kayode, former Aviation Minister.

Bent was reacting to Precious’s alleged “malicious content” on social media against her.

Precious was alleged to have accused Senator Brent of working with Fani-Kayode to deny her access to her children.

The estranged wife of the former minister also alleged that Brent threatened her life.

Precious had recently walked out of her marriage to Fani-Kayode over alleged abuse by the former minister.

But Fani-Kayode had denied the allegation while accusing Precious of cheating on him.

Amid the crisis, Precious allegedly linked Senator Bent to her marital issues with the former minister.

However, Senator Bent faulted the allegations by Precious, adding that she has reported to the police.

According to the Senator, a criminal investigation is ongoing into the allegations Precious raised, adding that assassination claims are severe.

A statement by Bent’s Public Relations Officer, PRO, Timothy Williams, reads partly: “As a civil and law abiding citizen of Nigeria, the distinguished Senator immediately reported the matter to the Police, and investigation is ongoing.

“For the records, a swift report had to be made to the relevant enforcement agency, because the publication alleged that the distinguished Senator was after the life of Ms. Precious Chikwendu.

“This is a very weighty allegation of assassination tendencies and intendment.

“The publication also alleged that Senator Grace Bent was out to pervert the course of justice by making efforts at muscling Ms. Precious Chikwendu to abandon her child custody suit.”

Bent described the allegation by Precious as “another bold allegation of criminality and disregard for the rule of law”, and she would not be quiet.

Senator Bent explained that she only interfered in the crisis twice, hence her decision to report Precious’ allegation to the police.

“Lastly the publication falsely alleged that the distinguished Senator is on an errand for Chief Femi Fani-Kayode and that they will together abusively activate the machineries of enforcement agencies against Miss Precious Chikwendu.

“Senator Bent is a mother to many and a grandmother who appreciates family values and mutual respect for all and sundry.

“Her interface with Precious is not in any way significant, and is limited to about only two occasions.

“This is the more reason it became imperative to lodge the complaint, because the suggestion that the Senator wants to murder her is dangerous, inexplicable and unfathomable.

“Finally, Senator Bent is consulting with her team of lawyers and will not hesitate to seek appropriate redress against the wrongs meted against her, both in law and equity,” the statement read.

DAILY POST’s efforts to reach Precious failed as she was unreachable, and a text message sent to her mobile contact was not acknowledged.

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