Former Aviation Minister, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, has regained his freedom. He was released from Kirikiri Prisons on Friday after fulfilling his bail conditions.
The former minister had been detained in Kirikiri for some time now for allegedly receiving money from former Minister of State for Finance, Mrs. Nenadi Usman for President Goodluck Jonathan’s re-election campaigns.
Fani-Kayode was Director of Publicity for Goodluck Jonathan/Namadi Sambo campaigns for the election.
He has been in detention since May 9, 2016 and was initially in EFCC custody.
In a statement released by the former minister, he said his trial and detention were all politically motivated but that he would not be broken.
While expressing thanks to all those who stood by him in his trying times, he reiterated his innocence while stating his readiness to stand trial and vigorously defend himself.
He vowed that the struggle would continue.
Below is the full details of his press release shortly after he was released:
“I give thanks to God that I am free after 67 days in detention. I thank my wife, lawyers, children and friends for all their support. This was the worst experience of my life but God was with me all the way. I suffered immeasurably but I count it all as joy.
“I am innocent of all charges and I look forward to defending myself vigorously in court. These charges are politically motivated and I have been severely punished for my political views and criticisms of the government. They are trying to silence me, break me, discredit me and destroy but as long as Jesus is on the throne this will never work. I am strong and I am bold and the struggle will continue”.