Femi Fani-Kayode Ex minister narrates ordeal in EFCC custody

The former minister also said his detention was a calculated attempt to silence, discredit and break him.

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Former aviation minister, Femi Fani-Kayode at the EFCC headquarters in Abuja on May 9, 2016.

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Former minister of aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has narrated his ordeal in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Fani-Kayode, who was full of thanks to God and his family, said he missed his five month old baby so much.

The former minister also said his detention was a calculated attempt to silence, discredit and break him.

He added that he is not guilty of the allegations which were levelled against him by the anti-graft agency.

Fani-Kayode also 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 me 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.”

” 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,” he added.

Fani-Kayode was released on Friday, July 15, 2016, after spending over 60 days in EFCC custody.

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