Kaduna Court Rules On El-Zakzaky’s Request To Travel Abroad

A Kaduna High Court on Monday granted Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, IMN, leave to travel abroad for medical treatment.

The court granted the incarcerated IMN leader and his wife, Zeenat, permission to travel to India for treatment.

In his ruling, Justice Darius Khobo ordered officials of the state government to accompany El-Zakzaky during his trip abroad.

Justice Khobo, however, did not specify how long they are to stay in India.

The presiding judge also did not fix a date for the defendants to embark on the medical trip.

Reacting, counsel to the Kaduna State government, Dari Bayero said the prosecution team would go back and study the judgment to see if they should appeal the ruling.

Commenting, counsel to El-Zakzaky, Femi Falana said the ruling was just to grant the IMN leader and his wife leave to seek medical attention abroad and not an outright bail

Recall that Falana had on July 18 filed an application urging the court to allow El-Zakzaky travel abroad to seek medical treatment.


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