Friday 15 July 2016

EFCC releases Femi Fani-Kayode from detention

Femi Fani-Kayode
Sixty-seven days after incarceration, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC yesterday finally released the former spokesperson of ex- President Goodluck Jonathan, Chief Femi Fani- Kayode to join his family and friends.

Fani-Kayode who has been in detention since May 9, 2016, finally regained freedom yesterday, Friday, July 15, 2016, after fulfilling his bail conditions.

In a statement he signed yesterday after he gained freedom, Chief Fani- Kayode who noted that he will not be broken, however described his trial and detention as politically motivated, said 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.”
The statement read in full, “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.”

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