A former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, has regained freedom from detention at the cell of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and Kuje prison after spending twenty four days.
Mr Fani-Kayode’s release was announced in a statement by his spokesman, Jude Ndukwe, who said he gave thanks to God and Nigerians who were with him during the travail.
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A statement issued in Abuja on Monday by Ndukwe read:
“After 24 days in detention at the EFCC and Kuje prison and after meeting all the conditions of bail that was granted to him by the Federal High Court in Abuja, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode has been released.
“He gives thanks to God for everything and he has asked me to convey his heartfelt appreciation and love to all those that prayed for and encouraged him and his family at this difficult time and indeed throughout this ordeal.
“He will now focus on getting the medical attention that he needs. He wishes to let all those that have offered him support and that have stood by him throughout this period know that his resolve to help build a better Nigeria and stand up for righteousness and truth remains strong.
“No matter what comes our way we trust the Lord and we believe that we shall prevail.”
Mr Fani-Kayode was initially held in a detention facility at the office of the anti-graft agency in Abuja before he was moved to Kuje prison.
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Mr. Fani Kayode, who served as the spokesman for the failed re-election campaign of former President Goodluck Jonathan in 2015, had been facing a 17-count charge of money laundering to the tune of N4.9 billion before he was re-arrested on Friday, October 21 by operatives of the anti-graft agency.
He had so far spent 91 days in detention.