Precious Chikwendu, a former beauty queen, has told a Customary Court in Abuja that Femi Fani-Kayode, a former aviation minister, suffers from erectile dysfunction.
Fani-Kayode, she claims, never finished their six-year romance because of his purported challenge.
Miss Chikwendu claimed that she had four children with Fani-Kayode through artificial insemination.
She testified in court that she was compelled to be celibate for the duration of their relationship.
She also told the court that the former minister didn’t perform any ceremonies or pay her bride price before their wedding.
As a result, she asked the court to declare that she and Fani-Kayode were never married.
Chikwendu, the petitioner, asserted this in her “Application for issuance of civil summons/plaint” against Fani-Kayode, the respondent, on November 29, 2021.
Her lawyer, Mr. Abiodun E. Olusanya, filed the complaint, which is numbered FCT/CCK8/01/043/2021.
The following are the reliefs she is seeking: “Under the Nanka, Orumba North, Anambra State of Igbo native law and traditions, there was no customary marriage between the petitioner and the respondent (despite their six-year cohabitation).
“An order dissolving the customary marriage between the petitioner and the respondent forthwith,” if the court concludes that there was a customary marriage between the parties based on the evidence presented during the trial “
An order providing the petitioner access to and custody of the four children born to the parties’ cohabitation, particularly during the school year.
She claimed that the parties never married because the respondent “has consistently acted in such a way that the Petitioner cannot reasonably be expected to continue to live with the respondent any longer or formally enter into any form of traditional marriage with him,” among other things.
“The Respondent has been a violent person who attacks the Petitioner and her family members at whim without provocation since the commencement of the cohabitation,” she continued.
When the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) visited Fani-house Kayode’s in 2016, she said she discovered his marriage certificate with his third wife, Regina.
She claimed she questioned him about it and demanded to see their divorce certificate, to which he allegedly admitted he hadn’t done it yet.
“At every attempt, the petitioner made to have sexual intercourse with the respondent, there was never erection of the respondent’s penis/manhood and penetration was frustrating.,” Chinwendu added.
“The respondent was allegedly prescribed cyprotab, and the doctor advised him to go ahead and decide when he wanted to disentangle the cyst.” The respondent notified the petitioner a few days after the visit to the doctor that he had discussed the procedure with Regina and she had prayed about it, and that the respondent should not undertake it because he would die. The respondent never took the cyprotab medicine, but whenever the petitioner wanted to engage him in sexual activities, the respondent would say that his penis/manhood hurt and then drink the medication.
“The petitioner purchased sex toys for the respondent, but he refused to use them and warned the petitioner not to suggest it again.”
Chikwendu further claimed that since she ended her cohabitation with the Respondent in August 2020, she has been refused access to her children on a regular basis, and her children have suffered as a result.