Femi Fani-Kayode, out-on-bail former minister facing corruption charges, has revealed how he became friends with some Boko Haram detainees during his stint in Kuje Prison. Fani-Kayode in a post to Facebook said contrary to his earlier views about the dreaded sect members,
“Everyone dreaded them (the Boko Haram detainees) in that prison but I am proud to say that they were my friends and I will never forget their courage, kindness and fellowship for the rest of my life,” said Fani-Kayode.
The former minister went further to defend the innocence of the detainees, saying “Most of those men were not Boko Haram killers but had been falsely accused, tortured and just dumped into prison”. He added his Boko Haram friends guarded and ensured he was treated well in prison.
Moreover, Fani-Kayode spoke of his meeting with the detained Igbo separatist leader, Nnamdi Kanu, who he said amazed him with “his depth of knowledge, his immense courage and his deep convictions”.
Furthermore, Fani-Kayode said “There is no doubt in my mind that that man (Kanu) is going places and in him the Igbo have an Ojukwu and a Nnamdi Azikiwe all rolled into one. He is destined for greatness.”