Posted by News Express | 30 August 2013 | 4,372 times
The mother of all court wars looms following the refusal of one-time Aviation Minister, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, to retract his claim of having dated former beauty queen Bianca Ojukwu during her days as a spinster.
As earlier reported by News Express, laywers representing Bianca, Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu’s widow and Nigeria’s ambassador to Spain, have written to Fani-Kayode, giving him seven days to retract the claim he made in his article, “Neither a tribalist nor a hater,” or face a law suit.
But rather than comply, Femi has decided to dare Bianca. Writing on his Facebook page around noon today, he said:
“This morning I woke up to find a letter that was published as an advertorial in Thisday Newspaper purportedly by Ambassador Bianca Ojukwu’s lawyer threatening to sue me for mentioning her in my article and claiming that she has never met me before. She also said that I was being malicious. The matter has of course been reffered to my lawyers.
“Ordinarily I would have not have said a word about this because I sympathise with her for whatever she may have been going through.
“However now that she has put it in the public realm I am compelled to respond. To the assertion that I never knew her and that we were never friends I say this is false and I ask why would I lie? The public evidence is to the contrary. I would not want to say anything to embarass her because that would be ungentlemanly.
“I sympathise with her situation and once again I express regrets about the fact that my statement about her was misconstrued. I will just leave it at that.”
•Photo shows FFK and Bianca.
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