Femi Fani-Kayode, a former minister of aviation, who has been in detention since Monday, May 9, 2016, has regained his freedom today, Friday, July 15, 2016, after fulfilling his bail conditions.
In a statement on Facebook, a few minutes ago, Chief Fani-Kayode 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”, Fani-Kayode reiterated his innocence and his readiness to vigorously defend himself vowing that “the struggle would continue”.
“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,” Femi Fani-Kayode said.
“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 and destroy me 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,” he wrote.