The former minister disclosed this on Saturday, October 3, 2020, in a series of tweets while replying to a video posted by SaharaReporters.
The 30 seconds video shows the politician and his estranged lovers exchanging words.
Recently, the couple parted ways over irreconcilable differences.
Reacting to the video by the online news platform, Fani-Kayode wrote; “@SaharaReporters posted a video which supposedly depicts me ABUSING my estranged wife. This is nothing but a propaganda video. There was NO physical abuse. I simply took the phone from her to stop her from recording me after catching her in bed with a married man days earlier,”
He added, “I repeat there was NO physical abuse whatsoever and she had been insulting and subjecting everybody, including family members, staff and children, to PHYSICAL and VERBAL abuse the whole day. As usual, it was a nightmare!2/3
…My words in the video are self explanatory. I urge those thet (sic) watched it to listen to those words carefully. I told her that everyone wanted peace except for her and all she did was indulge in scandal after scandal. I have NEVER physically abused my estranged wife.”
Days before marital issues became a news item in September, Fani-Kayode was in the news for raining insults on a journalist at a press conference in Calabar.
He thereafter apologised to the journalist, the Nigeria Union of Journalists, family members, friends, and colleagues of the journalist.