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Fani Kayode’s wife hushed In Child Custody Trial 

By Chinonso Ihekire
26 February 2022   |   1:14 am
An FCT Family Court has ordered the wife of Chief Fani Kayode, Precious Chikwendu, from making comments that could spur the identification of the children whose custody issues are currently being litigated upon.

An FCT Family Court has ordered the wife of Chief Fani Kayode, Precious Chikwendu, from making comments that could spur the identification of the children whose custody issues are currently being litigated upon.

The presiding judge, Njideka Duru, gave the order following an ex-parte motion that moved Adeola Adedipe’s lawyer in that direction. Subsequently, the judge granted the injunction order restricting Chikwendu “from publishing the names, address, school, photographs or making any comments, presenting any speech or document, whether at a public meeting or during a program described as ‘Green Shift’ (Apostolic Round Tables) scheduled for February 24”.

It also granted the order prohibiting the ex-wife from commenting “on any social media platform any information that may lead to the identification of any of the children whose custody issues have been submitted to this court for determination, pending determination of the motion on notice of interlocutory precautionary measure.”

Adedipe, in the ex-parte motion marked: MN/05/2022 filed on February 14 on behalf of Fani-Kayode, asked the court for four orders, including “an order granting the applicant permission to modify the origin process filed in this case.

The attorney also requested an order providing for a closed hearing, the conduct of any or all of the proceedings in this case, in the best interests of the children involved; to preserve their respective rights to dignity and privacy.

He also applied to the court for an interim injunction preventing Chikwendu or his associates from making appearances at any public meeting or social media platform of the broken relationship.

Recall that Chikwendu, a former beauty queen, appeared before Judge Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court (FHC), Abuja on 14 February for attempted murder of her ex-husband, Fani-Kayode.

Although she pleaded not guilty to charge number: FHCABJ/CR/1/2022 filed with the Police Commissioner against her and three others, the ex-wife is alleged to have attempted to stab Fani-Kayode with a kitchen knife on November 24, 2018, in Asokoro, within the jurisdiction of the court.

Prosecution attorney John Ijagbemi had also told reporters that the complaint planned to amend the charge to include an attempt to kill the four children she had by the former minister who was at the disposal of the police.

Chikwendu, who was accused of infidelity, was also said to have withdrawn several civil cases filed against Fani-Kayode. Although the duo had parted ways, the former minister said Chikwendu had always been given access to his children under close supervision due to his alleged mental issues that could result in harming children.