Fani-Kayode Makes Friends With Nnamdi Kanu, Boko Haram At Kuje Prisons


Fani-Kayode Befriends Nnamdi Kanu, Boko Haram At Kuje Prisons

Embattled former minister for aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode befriends Nnamdi Kanu and Boko Haram suspects while under EFCC custody.

The ex-minister on Wednesday revealed his experiences while in EFCC detention after being arrested by officials of the anti-graft agency over fraud allegations.

Fani-Kayode was released from detention in Kuje Prisons last Monday after being granted bail by a high court.

The former minister is facing multiple charges of money laundering and fraud in federal courts in Abuja and Lagos.

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He believes that the allegations leveled against him by the EFCC are politically motivated.

Fani-Kayode said:

“I am innocent of all the charges and allegations.

“And as I have said elsewhere, the whole thing is an attempt by the Federal Government and an increasingly desperate EFCC that is obsessed with my name and putting me away to discredit, break and silence me.”

Fani-Kayode was first arrested by the EFCC in May and detained till July before being arraigned before a federal judge in Lagos and released on bail.

He was re-arrested on October 21 by the EFCC after a court appearance in Lagos.

The ex-minister disclosed the personalities he met with while in detention.

He said:

“Throughout the time of the second detention I was kept in a dingy underground cell at the EFCC headquarters in Abuja.

“Where I met a number of other high-profile opposition figures like Senator Bala Mohammed, the former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, the former Minister of State for Defence and Mr. Reuben Abati, the former spokesman to President Goodluck Jonathan.”

On November 10, Fani-Kayode was again arraigned before a federal judge in Abuja on fresh charges of allegedly receiving N26 million from the former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki.

Fani-Kayode Befriends Nnamdi Kanu, Boko Haram Suspects

Fani-Kayode disclosed:

“At Kuje I was kept in the terrorist wing of the prison which was built by the British government specifically for Boko Haram convicts and suspects.

“There were 47 of them in the facility and I was with them throughout. These were tough, disciplined, hardened, surprisingly well-educated and intimidating men.

“Most of those men were not Boko Haram killers but had been falsely accused, tortured and just dumped into prison and I felt nothing but pain and sorrow when I heard their stories.”

Mr. Fani-Kayode also revealed that during his detention period, he visited co-detainee and leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.

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The former minister described Mr. Kanu as a “great and brilliant freedom fighter.”

Fani-Kayode eulogized sterling qualities of his new-found friend, Nnamdi Kanu saying:

“I had never met Nnamdi before and I was amazed at his depth of knowledge, his immense courage and his deep convictions.
“There is no doubt in my mind that that man is going places and in him the Igbo have an Ojukwu and a Nnamdi Azikiwe all rolled into one.

“He is destined for greatness.”

The one-time aviation minister stated that he will never forget the courage, kindness and fellowship of his “friends” for the rest of my life.