A businessman, Kevin Ajenifuja, has dragged Nigeria’s business magnate Aliko Dangote to a US Court, accusing him of drugging, raping his wife and psychological manipulation with intention of stealing his trade secrets.
According to a report by Peoples Gazette, Ajenifuja said he had developed the technique and process of a sector exchange-traded funds for Africa in June 2004, after over 10 years of research.
In a lawsuit filed by the businessman on August 2, 2019, Alhaji Dangote allegedly made arrangements on how Mr Ajenifuja’s 22-weeks pregnant wife was drugged and how young men slept with her with the intention of stealing his trade secrets.
Ajenifuja alleged that Alhaji Dangote connived with some World Bank Group employees, precisely on February 8, 2010, to invite his then wife to a meeting at a Catholic mission in Washington, D.C., area where she was allegedly given illicit drugs.
It was alleged that opioid medications were given to his wife on a regular basis, which she became addicted to.
She subsequently engaged in extramarital affairs with young men near Washington, and the troubling situation was subsequently used to blackmail her into turning against her husband until she handed over his trade secrets to Dangote.
The World Bank denied the allegations and the court rejected Mr Ajenifuja’s lawsuit because it was statute barred.
While Africa’s richest man’s alleged actions caused issues between the plaintiff and his wife, Dangote resigned as the President of the Nigerian Stock Exchange in 2014, a year before the expiration of his term, “to conceal his involvement,” the lawsuit said.
Dangote took many by surprise in 2014 when he announced his intention to step down as the president during the 53rd annual meeting of the NSE held in Lagos, making him the first to step down before the end of his term.