FFK denies threatening domestic staff with a hammer

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Former Aviation Minister Femi Fani-Kayode has denied threatening his domestic staff with a hammer in a video currently circulating on social media.

In the video circulated by online newspaper SaharaReporters, Fani-Kayode who is currently involved in a back-and-forth with his estranged wife, Precious Chikwendu, was captured questioning why his domestic staff left the room.

In his defence, the domestic staff was heard in the video telling Fani-Kayode that he only left the room when he was told that NEPA officials were around trying to check the meter connected to their building.

However, when Fani-Kayode noticed that the incident was being recorded by someone on his premises, he walked away and a woman’s voice was heard saying; “ He had the hammer in his hand because the camera came out he took the hammer away.”

The chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has however denied the incident in a statement issued by his media aide Mr Jubril Oladimeji Olaiya, stating that the report that he threatened his assistant with a hammer is ‘false’.

The statement issued by Fani-Kayode reads thus in full; ‘”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 occasions.

“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 that 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.

“On the allegations made by other domestic staff, each procured through financial inducements by the mastermind of this evil plot, Chief Fani-Kayode 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.

“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 several 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,” the statement concluded.

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