Chief Femi Fani-Kayode who has been in detention since May 9, 2016,
finally regained freedom today, Friday, July 15, 2016, after fulfilling
his bail conditions.
In a statement released by the former Minister of Aviation, 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
and concluded by 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. 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.