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Fani-Kayode Using Police To Harass Me, Ex-wife, Precious Chikwendu Alleges, Petitions Senate

Femi Fani-Kayode’s estranged wife Precious Chikwendu, has dragged the Inspector-General of Police, the Commissioner of Police Federal Capital Territory and her former husband to the Senate Committee on Police Affairs.

In the petition obtained by our correspondent on Tuesday, she alleged a case of threat to her life and harassment using the Nigerian Police

Chikwendu had through his lawyer Abdul-Aziz Jimoh alleged that Fani-Kayode was using the IGP, FCT Commissioner of Police and Chief Superintendent of Police James Idachaba to prevent her from having custody of her four children.

According to the petition Jimoh said “following Chief Fani-Kayode’s denial of access to her children our client proceeded to the FCT High Court on February 10th, 2021 and filed suit number CV/372/2021 against him.”

The petition added, “It is simply because of this suit that Fani-Kayode enlisted the services of the Nigerian Police Force to harass our client, by causing his lawyer to write a spurious petition to the police over the same matter pending in a court of competent jurisdiction.

“Chief Fani-Kayode, rather than submit to the jurisdiction of the court and defend himself as would most law abiding citizens, proceeded to level allegation against our client that she was involved in a “criminal consultancy, forgery and falsification of court records.

“The said forgery was purportedly in respect of the receipt of court papers by Chief Fani-Kayode, who alleged that the signature presented by the court bailiff was a forged one.”

The petition added that “our client has also fined a fundamental rights enforcement suit at the Federal High Court with the IGP and other senior police officers involved in the harassment and Fani-Kayode as parties and they have all been served with the court processes”

“The IGP and his officers, having been served with the court processes for the enforcement of our client’s fundamental human rights on July 12, 2021 have since continued to invite, harass and detain her in police cell.”

The lawter added, “She is asking the Senate Committee on Police Affairs to conduct a thorough and independent investigation into the issues raised in her petition and that the IGP be compelled to stop forthwith in engaging in a less salubrious alliance with Fani-Kayode in his child custody dispute pending at the FCT High Court and the Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal.”

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