A former Minister of Aviation and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode, has said he is innocent of all charges preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

In a Facebook post after his release from detention after meeting his bail conditions yesterday, Fani-Kayode claimed he was being punished for his political views and criticism of the government.

” 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 me, 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.”

On his experience in detention, the former presidential campaign spokesman described it as the worst experience of his life.

” 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.”