I Have Been Severely Punished for My Criticism of Government, Says Fani-Kayode

July 15, 2016, 8:03 pm

After staying behind the bars for sixty - seven days over alleged payment from the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA), the former Director of Media and Publicity in the Presidential Campaign of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, on Friday, said he was being punished for his criticism of government.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had arraigned Fani-Kayode and his Director of Finance counterpart in the campaign organisation, Senator Nenadi Usman, over alleged laundering of N4.9bn.

Fani-Kayode, who has been in detention since May 9, 2016, and finally regained freedom Friday, July 15, 2016, after fulfilling bail conditions, however said in a signed statement that he will not be broken.

“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." he said.

 

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