Fani-Kayode ordered bodyguards to strip, flog me — Nanny

Femi Fani-Kayode

Anthonia Uchenna, a nanny who used to work with the ex-minister of aviation Femi Fani-Kayode has alleged the former minister once asked his bodyguards to strip her naked and flogged her.

Uchenna, who visited The PUNCH office recently, also deposed to affidavits.

She said the ex-minister had used the police to detain her on several occasions.

“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.

“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,” she said.

Uchenna also made sexual harassment allegations against Fani-Kayode.

“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.

“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,” she said.

Uchenna, who said she was paid N80,000 per month, added that the ex-minister owed her three months salary.

When reached for comments, Fani-Kayode told the newspaper he would not respond to the allegations.

The former minister has been enmeshed in a legal battle with his estranged wife Precious Chikwendu over the custody of their four boys. She also alleged he assaulted her, an allegation he denies.