A former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode has described his experience during his detention at the Kuje prison.
Fani-Kayode who recently regained his freedom recounted how he became friends with detained Boko Haram members in the prison, and how they became his bodyguards during his stay.
Sharing his experience on his Facebook Page on Wednesday in a post titled, “HEAD BLOODIED BUT NOT BOWED (PART 1)”, the PDP chieftain said he was kept in the terrorist wing.
He wrote, “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.
“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.
“The single cells, though small, were clean, self-contained, well-ventilated, dry and very neat. The inmates were surprisingly very kind and friendly towards me and turned out to be my best friends and bodyguards whenever I toured the other parts of the prison.”
He said his Boko Haram friends accompanied him to a meeting he held with leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, and also to church.
“My Boko Haram friends accompanied me to that meeting, drew a ten man security cordon around me when we entered the general population of the prison and waited outside as Nnamdi and I spoke for almost three hours.
“They even accompanied me to Church on Sunday and waited outside until we finished.”
Dolapo is a writer and journalist who works with YNaija. He has interests in Christianity, politics and sports.