Fani-Kayode says Bianca lied about not knowing him

Femi Fani-Kayode

The former beauty queen is suing the former minister.

A former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, said Nigeria’s ambassador to Spain, Bianca Ojukwu lied when she said in a statement that she had never known him, either in public or privately.

Mr. Kayode was responding to PREMIUM TIMES inquiries Friday after a publication emerge in the Thisday newspaper where Ms. Ojukwu’s lawyers, Wall Street Attorneys, threatened to commence legal action against the former minister.

According to the advertorial, Mr. Kayode had claimed in a post on social media while writing under the heading ‘Neither Tribalist nor a Hater’ that he had had intimate relations with the widow of the late Biafran war lord, Odimegwu Ojukwu.

“I was not a tribalist when I had a long standing and intimate relationship with Miss Bianca Onoh,” Mr. Fani-Kayode wrote.

Ms. Ojukwu’s maiden name is Onoh.

“Our client has never met you, does not know you in person and has never had any official or private relationship with you how much more, ‘a long-standing and intimate relationship.’

“Our client is therefore, outraged by your bizarre and scandalous allegation and the numerous mails and telephone calls she has received from friends, relations and admirers who are equally embarrassed and who seek to confirm the veracity or otherwise of your false and reckless publication,” Ms. Ojukwu’s lawyers said in their statement.

However, Mr. Fani-Kayode has countered this claim.

“I woke up to find a letter published as an advertorial in Thisday, purportedly written by ambassador Bianca Ojukwu 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 referred to my lawyers. Ordinarily, I would 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,” he said.

Speaking further, Mr. Fani-Kayode said, “On the assertion that I never knew her and that we were never friends, I think 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 embarrass her because that will be ungentlemanly. I sympathised with her situation then and I expressed regrets about the fact that my statements about her were misconstrued.”

In the Thisday advertorial, Ms. Ojukwu’s lawyers, however, rubbished and rejected what they termed as Mr. Fani-Kayode’s “lame and halfhearted attempt” at a clarification of his “false and malicious allegations.” The “clarification” was published in the Leadership Newspaper on August 17.

“In the circumstances, we demand, on the instruction of our client that you submit to her a clear and unqualified apology and retraction published in The Sun and Thisday newspapers in addition to having the retraction published online,” they countered.

“Take note that should you fail to tender the apology and publish a retraction of your false and malicious publication, seven days after your receipt of this demand notice, our further instructions are to seek appropriate redress in court. And that shall be without further recourse to you. Be properly guided,” Ms. Ojukwu’s lawyers warned.


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  • ALIMI

    IGBO’S are all pathological liar, no one among them is sane both young and old. Bianca exemplifies that Igbo lying spirit

    • TRUTH MASTER

      Alimi, please temper your anger! I think it is not right to use the action of one to demonize a whole! This is exactly what the Yoruba have complained about regarding the Igbo over this endless battle on ‘deportation’

      Concerning the FFK Vs Bianca exchanges, I think the court of law will be a good place to settle things!

  • Alimi Yari

    IGBO’S are all pathological liars, no one among them is sane both young and old. Bianca exemplifies that Igbo lying spirit

    • igbiki

      Na IGBO’S kill your Papa???

  • Tim

    Yeye the smell…”I dated you…i didn’t date you…”. Should Femi insist that “Yes i dated & slept with you…” How will she & her lawyers prove he never did….This is a case where silence is golden & goes to show why God commands us to serve Him in the days of our youth……so that we wont have to run away from our shadows like Femi & Bianca at our “old” age. Sarah Palin had a one night stand with a younger college basket ball star(Glen Rice) in 1987, and felt nobody will know…..25 years after….when she started running her mouth…Glen, will come out to confirm it to the embarrassment of her family and today she is history. Abstinence till marriage is the answer my people…I rest my case.

  • wax

    This man should be examined pls… Play play na so person dey mad Ooo.

  • Dan Minister

    I think his response is highly matured. she shouldn’t push him to d wall, otherwise d story could be different.

  • igbiki

    Imbecile.

    Your cup don full and they are now coming for you. After them na the EFCC.

    The
    cocaine sniffing son of an igbo addict seeking cheap popularity has
    finally met his match and please let him “Be properly guided,”

    The spirits wey carry your papa wan go put for Awolowo wife na dem carry you so wan go Ojukwu own.

    Taaa gbafue anuofia!

  • Oln

    Weather he slept with her or not , is immaterial ,she has a right to her privacy.for someone who attended an Ivy League school , his defense of the anti Igbo accusations leveled at him came across as infantile .sleeping or not sleeping with these women proves nothing, but invading their privacy , is the hallmark of a juvenile delinquent at best, or at worst , a rabid bully.

  • Ifeanyi

    I strongly believe FFK lied about having an intimate relationship with Bianca. I also believe that there is method to his Igbo hating madness. I his mind, the best way to attack the Igbo nation is to claim to have had an affair with the wife of the foremost Igbo leader (more like eating from the master’s pot). Anyway, by the time Bianca is through with him, he will be singing a new song. Trust me!

    • Tobibs

      You believe he lied because you are Igbo period. She claims not to have known him at any time, do you really believe that?

      • Ifeanyi

        Not at all, I’m actually looking at the issue objectively. Bianca became a public figure as far back as the 1990s. Does it not surprise you that no one had ever mentioned anything about her and FFK? I also believe that Bianca knows the legal implication of what she is doing. By taking the case to court, she is actually trying to put paid to a carefully crafted campaign of calumny, championed by Mr. FFK.
        Okay, if FFK is not lying, how difficult is it for him to state categorically that he actually have had better days with Bianca by her side? Why is he playing hide and seek? I think we must learn to face issue instead of looking at things from some ethnic prism.

      • akpos1

        you believe he didn’t lie because you are cowardly Yoruba. He claims to have known him at a time, do you really believe that? Mumulee!

        • Tobibs

          Your name is Akpos isn’t it?

  • Ayo

    Bianca’s purposes will be best served by writing a book entitled : ‘Defending the Indefensible’.
    I can’t imagine any serious ambassador worth his/her salt raking up an issue that is best left to die a natural death. She does absolutely nothing of value to Nigeria in Spain. Pity that Nigerians are led by people who should be led. Hence they stupidly judge us by the poor quality of their own minds. As Genevive Nnaji wisely said’ relationships come and go’. So what is the deal for Nigerians in a relationship (and what went on in it ) between two consenting adults? Please you guys -Bianca and Femi- should just shut up. Nigerians have far more serious problems to tackle; since you our so called leaders are so useless at solving our problems. ALL YOU DO IS STEAL OUR MONEY, TAKE OUR JOBS; AND FUCK YOURSELVES

    • ayomi

      I
      think the Ibo nationalists got to her. He apologized and the incident
      should have stopped right there. Now a law suit, even if she wins, the idea of
      an ambassador appearing in court is the last thing Nigeria needs. As of
      now, tribal interest trumps national interest

  • Okodoro

    Na new thing? Why r we making mountain out of molehill? Na today man just dey sleep with woman? Abi if yorubaman sleep with igbowoman sin dey there? Make we no dey deceive ourselves. Bianca no go ever gree say na true nd femi true to his type go continue to hala bcos im be china fone all of us know him for that. Bt let us leave them alone as na dem sabi

  • tom

    prove it

  • Lesley Gene Agams

    Mr. Fani Kayode if you are sincere in your claims that you are sorry to have embarrassed her in the first place just issue the apology, say you were mistaken or something and move on. You are now trying to be a gentleman? You want to be a gentleman? Give her an apology and be a gentleman.