Anthonia Uchenna, a former nanny with Femi Fani-Kayode, ex-minister of information, has alleged that he once ordered his bodyguards to strip and flog her.


According to PUNCH, Uchenna spoke when she visited its office to submit affidavits of her allegations against the former minister.

“I witnessed Chief Fani-Kayode direct his bodyguards to completely strip his chef naked on the allegation that they stole from him. He sometimes drags his staff to the police station where they remain for days,” she said.

“I was treated in a similar way too. Chief Fani-Kayode instructed one Bako to strip me naked and then beat me up. I was taken to the police station.”


The lady also accused the former minister of sexual assault, adding that Fani-Kayode once touched her buttocks.

Uchenna alleged that each time she protests such assault, the ex-minister usually threatens to beat her up in return.

The nanny also claimed that Fani-Kayode had also sexually assaulted Blessing, another of his female domestic staff in the past, which made her quit.


“Fani-Kayode has sexually harassed me at different occasions. One of those times was when his wife instructed me to take her son to Chief Femi Fani-Kayode’s room and as I was placing the child on the bed, I felt his hand on my buttocks,” she added.

“He threatens to beat me up whenever I protest his harassments. I am aware that he sexually harasses other female staff too. I know that he sexually harassed one Blessing who also worked with him and as a result, she had to quit her job.”

Efforts by TheCable Lifestyle to get Fani-Kayode’s comment on the allegations proved abortive as of the time of this report.

The former minister neither picked calls nor replied to a text message seeking his reaction to Uchenna’s claims.


The development comes amid dust trailing allegations of domestic violence against the former minister by Precious Chikwendu, his estranged wife.

The former beauty queen had earlier alleged that Fani-Kayode abused her on numerous occasions while they were still together — a claim he dismissed.

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