Regina Hanson-Amonoo, the wife of a former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, has said her husband has never physically abused her in their 23 years of marriage, describing him as a loving man.
She said this in reaction to allegations that Fani-Kayode abused his fourth wife, Precious Chikwendu causing the marriage to fall apart.
Stella Dimoko Korkus, a blogger, had in a report attributed the split between the ex-beauty queen and erstwhile minister to domestic violence.
Fani-Kayode, however, dismissed the report and thereafter demanded N2 billion as compensation from the blogger as well as an apology to be published in two national dailies.
Coming to his defence, Regina also known as Gina Hall in a Facebook post, said she has never experienced any form of abuse since she tied the knot with him 23 years ago.
Regina also made it clear that she is the legal wife of Femi Fani-Kayode and they have been married for 23 years.
Chief Femi Fani-Kayode is my husband. We got married under traditional law and custom in Accra, Ghana in 1997 and we got married under the Marriage Act at the Apapa Registry office in Lagos, Nigeria in 2002.
We have a beautiful daughter called Oluwaremilekun and both she and I are very proud of him. He has been a wonderful father and caring husband and he has never subjected me to any form of domestic abuse or treated me badly.
She described Fani-Kayode as a caring husband, who would go any length just to protect his loved ones.
Anyone that knows Femi well knows that his greatest weakness are those he loves and he will do anything for them.
He is a warm, kind, generous, gentle, intelligent and loving man who is not afraid of anything or anyone and who takes care of his own. From the very beginning of his relationship with Precious he told me about it and I accepted it in good faith.
Regina also enjoined the public to disregard swelling rumours that she had divorced the former minister, adding that he still remains her husband.
Reports in the media that we are divorced are fake and suggestions that I was treated in a bad way by him or subjected to any form of abuse at any time in the 23 years that we have been married are malicious and false.
Fani-Kayode has been married four times. His first wife was Saratu Attah, daughter of former Kwara governor, Adamu Attah. They got married when he was 22 and it lasted between 1987 and 1990. They had a daughter together.
Next was his marriage in 1991 to Yemisi Olasunbo Adeniji. She and FFK married immediately she finished at the Law School.
The marriage collapsed after three years, with Yemisi already pregnant with the couple’s third child.
In 1997, FFK married Regina Amonoo when he was in Ghana.
He then married Precious Chikwendu in 2014 and are blessed with three boys.