The Oasis Reporters
January 10, 2018.
It may take a very long time yet, before the US based Sahara Reporters blog (allegedly owned by some Nigerians in the USA) would dabble into unfounded rumors surrounding the flamboyant Nigeria’s former Aviation minister, Femi Fani-Kayode. Looks like they may prefer to avoid publishing any news concerning him for a very long time to come.
The news blog had published that
Fani-Kayode, allegedly plans to separate from wife over ‘infidelity’ and that his marriage was troubled.
He was also accused of abusing his wife, Precious Chikwendu.
Reacting to it, his media aide, Jude Ndukwe, described the story as fake news.
“We wish to put it on record that there is absolutely no iota of truth in any part of that story and it is nothing but fake news”, he said in a statement last week.
“As a matter of fact, it is a total fabrication put together by a desperate and vicious media house that seeks to destroy the lives of every member of the Fani-Kayode family.
“They have a history of creating fanciful and destructive stories about Chief Fani-Kayode’s private life and this is nothing new. They have been doing it for the last 12 years and their hatred for Chief Fani-Kayode knows no end.
“To write absurd and irresponsible stories in an attempt to portray Chief Fani-Kayode as an irresponsible and vicious wife-beater, to portray his wife as someone who has questionable morals and to go as far as to suggest thst the paternity of their children was ever questioned is utterly shameless.
“We would like to remind those behind the publication that they have wives, children and husbands too and it is simply ungodly to try to destroy someone else’s family and reputation with such lies.
“The Fani-Kayodes have instructed their lawyers to take up the matter and we urge the Nigerian public to ignore their baseless and desperate fabrications and treat them with the contempt that they deserve.”
Fani-Kayode did not stop there. He presented a video narrative showing him and precious wife, Chikwendu, eating ‘oha’ soup, a tribal delicacy of the Igbo people of South Eastern Nigeria where obviously, his wife hails from. And they were eating and laughing together in the video like love struck teenagers, taunting Sahara Reporters to the bargain.
The video evidence was proof enough that the marriage was intact and the atmosphere was relaxed and happy.
Femi Fani-Kayode did not stop there. His lawyers, Messrs Wale Balogun have written to demand for an unmitigated apology to be published widely, and in addition, pay the Kayodes an exemplary ‘token’ of 10 billion naira as damages.
Both the video and the legal documents have been obtained by The Oasis Reporters.
Viewers can watch the video here.