A former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode has stated that he was confined in the terrorist wing of the Kuje prison which was specifically built for Boko Haram terrorists.
He revealed this in his latest article titled ‘Head bloodies but now bowed and the ascension of President-Elect Donald Trump’.
The former minister also said he spent no fewer than two weeks in the underground cell of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, without any interrogation until he was transferred to Kuje Prisons.
“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.
“The single cells and the entire terrorist section of the prison was pervaded by an eerie silence throughout the night and low tone whispers throughout the day. The only thing that broke the monotony of silence was the regular and constant call to Muslim prayers and the loud and regular cries of ‘Allahu Akbar’.
“This was a frightful place and those that were locked up there were very dangerous and frightful people yet thankfully the Lord went ahead of me,” he said.
He however said he was protected by Boko Haram suspects, during the four days he spent in detention at Kuje Prison.
“They even accompanied me to Church on Sunday and waited outside until we finished.
“Given what I have written about Boko Haram in the past and given my total aversion to any form of violence, terrorism and radical Islam, this was a classic case of God granting me favour before my enemies.
“Everyone dreaded them 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.”