Precious Chikwendu, estranged wife of former aviation minister Femi Fani-Kayode, has launched an online petition on change.org to force the ex-minister to allow her access to her children.
Chikwendu and Fani-Kayode have been enmeshed in a legal battle for the custody of their four boys since 2020.
The online petition named ‘Justice for Snowhite and sons’ is addressed to the United Nations and seven others.
A brief note about the petition reads, “Precious Chikwendu, Miss United Nations 2014, cohabited with former minister of aviation of Nigeria, Femi Fani-Kayode who has a history of abusing women. She experienced severe mental and physical abuse for the period 6 years they were together. She was locked up in a mental home where she was injected with substances on the orders of Femi Fani-Kayode to enable him create a situation to take over her kids. Since Precious walked away on August 2nd 2020, she has not been allowed any form of access to her children.
“In December 2021, the former Minster disobeyed court orders to allow her access to her children. Several court suits to have access to her children through the Nigerian court system have been met with a roadblock as Precious still has no access to her kids who are all below the age of six. She has taken all legal steps as permitted by her country but the country has failed her as the former minister still walks around like a hero and free even with proofs of domestic violence, assault and battery.
“Precious is seeking justice and custody of her children. This bill will help her bring her problem before the International community.”
The petition comes about 48 hours after she penned a sad, public note to her first son Lotanna on his birthday.
Encouraging the public to sign the petition, Chikwendu wrote in an Instagram post, “If you believe we can, then kindly append your support and share by visiting my bio or using the link below. We would reach all international agencies reachable so please don’t get tired of my request.”
As of press time, more than 6,000 persons have signed the petition, with the target being 7,500.