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Femi Fani-Kayode withdraws case against ex-wife

Former Aviation Minister, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode has withdrawn the attempted murder lawsuit he filed against his estranged wife, Precious Chikwendu.

Chief Fani-Kayode’s counsel, John Ijagbemi, formally withdrew the case on Thursday shortly after Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court in Abuja called for the defendants to enter a plea.

Mr Ijagbemi told the court that the FCT Commissioner of Police was in receipt of a letter from the nominal complainant (Fani-Kayode) about his intention to withdraw the case.

He said: “The matter was slated for re-arraignment of the defendants today. However, we want to plead to your lordship for the withdrawal of the case.”

Ms Chikwendu’s lawyer, Peter Abang, did not oppose the request.

Justice Ekwo dismissed the suit after the submission.

Writing by Fany Olumoye; Editing by Tony Okerafor