By Adebayo Williams
Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose has said that he prayed with former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, when he paid him a visit in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. Fayose, who visited this embattled party mate, alleged that his detention was primarily aimed at demoralising him. He, however, stated that Fani-Kayode remained unshaken and in high spirits.
“The continued detention of the former minister was aimed at demoralising him but unfortunately, the man was in high spirit when I met him,” he said.
“He is not worried, after all, a man must be brave. We shared prayer together that this persecution will come to pass and it will surely come to pass.
“I am here to visit and identify my friend, Chief Fani-Kayode. I came into Abuja yesterday and I am being my brother’s keeper, and I felt that within the 24 hours that I will spend in Abuja I have to visit him.
“I met him in an office. They brought him in an office to see me. He is in good spirit. But when you say state, there are two different issues. If you say state of mind, he is in good spirit. But I don’t have access to where he sleeps and the condition in which he is kept but speaking with, he is in good spirit.”
Fani-Kayode was arrested on 21 October, immediately he stepped out of the federal high court in Lagos, where he is being tried for an alleged involvement in a N4.9bn fraud case.