Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has denied claim of threatening to attack his former Personal Assistant with a hammer or physically and sexually abusing other domestic workers.
On Friday, SaharaReporters released a video claiming that FFK threatened to use a hammer to attack one of his workers.
In the clip, Fani-Kayode who was seen holding a hammer was heard asking the worker ‘Why? Why? Why?’
In response, the worker said;
I didn’t allow anybody in sir, they only called to tell me that NEPA people were around.
On seeing someone recording the incident, FFK smiled and walked away, then a woman’s voice was heard saying; “He had the hammer in his hand because the camera came out he took the hammer away”.
See the video below:
Reacting to the allegation, Mr. Jubril Oladimeji Olaiya, media aide to Femi Fani-Kayode, released a statement denying the claim.
Olaiya explained that the video was doctored with a fake voiceover 3 years after the event took place to give a false narrative.
He stated that there was no threat or assault on the individual in the video and he has come out to say so publicly.
The media aide alleged that Precious Chikwendu, the former minister’s wife, who is currently seeking custody of her four children, is the individual who doctored and sponsored the video.
The statement partly reads;
The allegation that Chief Femi Fani-Kayode is a violent man that threatened any of his staff with a hammer is false.
The video was doctored with a fake voiceover 3 years after the event took place to give a false narrative.
There was no threat or assault on the individual in the video and he has come out to say so publicly. He has also pointed the finger at the individual who doctored and sponsored this video and accused her of trying to kill him on several occassions.
The video of his testimony is above. It is pertinent to note that the video was shot in 2018 and Chief Fani-Kayode had no idea that his estranged wife was filming him.
She did the voiceover in 2021 purposely to damage him and portray him in a bad light.
The reason he had a hammer in his hand was because he and his staff were hanging new pictures on the wall in his sitting room and the two individuals that were in the video with Chief Fani-Kayode have attested to this.
Before SaharaReporters released the video, ThePunch in a report interviewed some former domestic workers of FFK, many of whom accused him of being a hothead that physically and sexually abused them.
Speaking on these allegations, Olaiya expressed;
On the allegations made by other domestic staff, each procured through financial inducements by the mastermind of this evil plot, Chief Fani-Kayide categorically denies the allegations.
He has never sexually molested any of his staff and the young lady called Antonio certainly does not meet up to his specification in terms of looks. To say the least he finds her patently unattractive.
She lied about everything and she is nothing but a disturbed, sorry and embittered soul.
According to the minister’s media aide, Fani-Kayode has instituted both criminal and civil proceedings against the woman, saying she would prove her allegation in court.
The statement continued;
Chief Fani-Kayode has instituted both criminal and civil proceedings against her for her falsehood so she will have every opportunity to prove her wild allegations in court just as the other individuals that swore to fake affidavits against Chief Fani-Kayode, commit perjury against him and that were paid to orchestrate these malicious falsehoods will.
If the individuals have nothing to hide why are they running from the police? Chief Fani-Kayode has over 55 staff in his house and many were approached with inducements to lie against him by the mastermind of this smear.
We have evidence of this and it will be presented. She has also threatened the lives of many of the staff.
Apart from that she has approached a number of ex-staff to do the same most of whom have rejected her offer and have refused to lie.
The whole thing is a well-orchestrated, well-funded smear campaign to tarnish FFK’s image but he remains undeterred.
Those behind it will be brought to justice and they will be exposed. We look forward to seeing them in court
SIGNED: Mr. Jubril Oladimeji Olaiya, media aide to Chief Femi Fani-Kayode.
The former PA also made a video denying the claim that the former minister threatened to attack him.
Watch the video below;