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Court Grants El Zakzaky Leave to Travel Abroad for Medical Treatment



el-zakzaky in abuja for Medical treatment

The Kaduna State High Court on Monday granted leave to the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) also know as Shiite, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky to go for medical treatment abroad.

The bail was granted to both El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenat to seek for medical attention in India.

From our correspondent, Ahmadu Bello Way was devoid of activities as the Shiite leader, El-Zakzaky was expected to appear in court today.

But, unfortunately, at the time of this ruling El-Zakzaky and wife, Zeenat were absent in the court.

In the court ruling, Justice Darius Khobo ordered that El-Zakzaky and the wife should be accompanied by the by officials of the Kaduna State government for the treatment in India.

It would be recalled the the Human right Lawyer, Femi Falana SAN had apply for the bail for his client El-Zakzaky since July 18.

However, El-Zakzaky and his wife are facing an eight-count by the government for culpable homicide, unlawful assembly, disturbance of public peace.

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He was charged by the Kaduna State Government and he was first arraigned in May 2018.

After the judgment given by the Justice Darius Khobo, the state Director of Public Prosecution, Mr Dari Bayero, briefed newsmen on the ruling.

Bayero, respondent to El-Zazaky’s application, said the team had taken time to examined the eight medical reports by Nigerian and foreign doctors that accompanied the IMN leader’s application.

His statement reads: “The context of the court ruling is that Sheikh El-Zakzaky and his wife are only granted leave to travel to India for urgent medical treatment.

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“The court looked through the medical reports filed and believed the leader of Shiite need to be attended to medically.

He also stressed on the judgments that he is not on bail but a leave to travel for medical attention.

“This is not a bail, but a leave to travel. So as soon as his discharge from the hospital and he returns to the country, his trial will resume,” he said.

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