A magistrate district court sitting in Wuse Zone II, Abuja, has restrained Precious Chikwendu, the ex-wife of Femi Fani-Kayode, ex-aviation minister, from commenting on her children and family.


Chikwendu’s marriage to the politician hit the rock in 2020 over allegations bordering on domestic violence and infidelity.

The pair have since been in a heated tussle for the custody of their four children — Aragorn, Ragnar, Aiden, and Liam — since the marriage crashed.

NAN reports that the court’s order on Wednesday followed a motion ex-parte moved by the minister through Adeola Adedipe, his counsel.


Ruling on the application, Njideka Duru, the presiding judge, granted an order of interim injunction barring Chikwendu “from publishing the names, address, school, photographs or making any comment, presenting any speech or paper whether at a public gathering or during a programme described as ‘Green Shift’ (Apostolic Roundtables) slated for Feb. 24.”

The judge also granted the order restraining the mother of four from commenting “on any social media platform of any information likely to lead to the identification of any of the children whose custody issues have been submitted to this court for determination, pending the determination of the motion on notice for interlocutory injunction.”

Adedipe had in the motion ex-parte marked MN/05/2022 and filed on behalf of the minister on February 14, prayed the court for four orders which include an order granting leave to the applicant to amend the originating process filed in the case.


He also sought an order of substituted service on the respondent of the amended originating motion and motion on notice for interlocutory injunction and hearing notice.

The lawyer also asked the court for an order of interim injunction stopping Chikwendu or associates from making presentations at any public gathering or social media platform of the broken relationship.

The judge, who granted the orders for substituted service and to amend the originating process, also granted reliefs 1, 2, 3, and 4(b) of the application.

Duru thereafter adjourned the matter to March 24 for further hearing.


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