Former Aviation Minister Femi Fani-Kayode, has denied speculations that his marriage to his wife Precious Chikwendu has collapsed.
Reports making the rounds in the early hours of Friday, was that the marriage of the former spokesman of the defunct President Goodluck Jonathan campaign organization, had broken down irretrievably over allegations of infidelity and wife battery.
Fani-Kayode in a statement signed by his media aide, Jude Ndukwe, and made available to newsmen on Friday, described the story as fake news.
“We wish to put it on record that there is absolutely no an iota of truth in any part of that story and it is nothing but fake news”, he said in a statement Friday morning.
“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.
The statement added that it is quite unbecoming of people who have their own families to be writing damaging stories about other people’s family.
“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-Kayode’s 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.”