Former beauty queen, Precious Chikwendu, has reportedly filed a lawsuit against her estranged husband and former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, seeking the enforcement of her fundamental human rights.
Precious named other top Nigerian police officials in the suit filed at a Federal High Court in Abuja, and demanded the sum of N800m as damages.
According to the mum of four, she was demanding for the said sum because of the roles the respondents have played in “intimidating and harassing” her during the course of her custody suit (Precious is currently in a custody battle with FFK for her four children).
She asked the court to restrain the police officials from intimidating and harassing her in any form, pending the hearing and determination of the custody suit.
She also alleged that there is an alleged threat to her life by Fani-Kayode and police officials have refused to investigate her genuine petitions against FFK, which forms part of the reasons for suing him and the top police officials including the Inspector-General of Police, Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Force CID, Commissioner of Police, FCT, CSP James Idachaba (OC Legal CID), FCT Command.
In an affidavit in support of her court application, Precious stated that,
“I was in a most tempestuous and violent relationship with the fifth respondent (Fani-Kayode), a qualified legal practitioner, a politician and a former minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The fifth respondent and I have four children together and I am forcefully separated from our children, who are all minors.
Consequent upon the unbridled violence perpetrated against me by the fifth respondent and the forceful separation from our children, I filed a suit in the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, with Suit No CV/372/2021.
Rather than allow the contending matters placed before the FCT High Court to be determined by the honorable court, the fifth respondent has persisted in using the Police officers under the control of the first respondent (IGP) and supervised by the second respondent (Commissioner of Police FCT) incessantly to intimidate and harass me with a view to interfering in the adjudicatory powers of a competent court of justice.”
Meanwhile, no date has been mentioned for the hearing.