Chief Femi 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 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”