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Bianca denies dating Femi Fani-Kayode …I did not lie against her

By The Citizen
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Former Aviation Minister, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, has dismissed as a lie the claim by the wife to the late Ikemba of Nnewi, Chief Emeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu, Bianca, that he never knew her.

In a statement by Mr. Bisi Lawal on his behalf yesterday (Friday), the former minister insisted that the former beauty queen's claim was false.

Fani-Kayode was reacting to a newspaper advertorial where Bianca threatened to sue him for mentioning her name in his article.

Bianca claimed in the report that she had never met the former minister in her life.

Reacting to the claim, Fani-Kayode said, 'Ordinarily he would have not have said a word about this matter because he sympathises with her for whatever she may have been going through.

'However now that she has put it in the public realm, Chief Fani-Kayode is compelled to formally respond. To the assertion that he never knew her and that they were never friends, he says this is false and he asks why he would lie. The public evidence is to the contrary. Chief Fani-Kayode would not want to say anything to embarrass her because that would be ungentlemanly.

'He sympathises with her delicate situation and once again he expresses his regrets about the fact that his statement about her was misconstrued. We shall just leave it at that.'

The former minister in an article entitled, 'A Word for Those Who Say I am A Tribalist,'' noted that he associated with Igbo women in the past.

He named the three women as Bianca Onoh, Chioma Anasoh and Adaobi Uchegbu. Punch