Thursday, August 8, 2019

Court Grants El-Zakzaky Bail To Travel Abroad For Medical Treatment

The Kaduna State High Court has granted the embattled leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, and his wife Zeenat, leave to seek medical attention abroad. In his ruling on Monday, Justice Darius Khobo ordered that the IMN leader be accompanied abroad by officials of the Kaduna State government.

The presiding judge ruled that El-Zakzaky and his wife should proceed to India for medical treatment. He, however, did not give any time frame as to how long they will stay in India.
No date has been fixed for the defendants to embark on the medical trip.
Reacting to the ruling, counsel to the Kaduna State government
, Dari Bayero, said the prosecution team would go back and study the judgement to see if there were grounds for appeal.
Counsel to the El-Zakzakys, Mr Femi Falena, however, clarified the ruling of the court.
According to him, the judgement is just to grant the IMN leader and his wife leave to seek medical attention abroad and not an outright bail
The trial of El-Zakzaky and his wife is expected to resume as soon as they return from their medical treatment.
Mr Falana, a human rights activist and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, filed the application on behalf of his clients on July 18.
At an earlier hearing on Monday last week, the senior lawyer told Justice Khobo that his clients were not in court due to their bad health condition.
He said the health condition of his clients was getting worse by the day, adding that only a foreign medical treatment was required to stabilise them to enable them face the main trial.
But Mr Bayero opposed the application, saying El-Zakzaky’s medical condition could be treated in the country.
He informed the court that there was no need to release the Shiites’ leader on bail to travel abroad.
El-Zakzaky and his wife are facing an eight-count of culpable homicide, unlawful assembly, disturbance of public peace.
The charges were filed against them by the Kaduna State Government and the duo were first arraigned in May 2018.


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Adeleke Lukmon Adeniyi

They may allow him to travel on condition

Sam Emori

Buhari is deaf to court order.

Mazi Chukwuebuka

I thought he is a terrorist leader? Nonsense APC government

Robert Austin-Onwordi

I hope FG will heed to this ruling?
He has been rejected bail before and that's why the case has prolonged to this day.

Olufemi Adekunle Rotty

Who is actually detaining him,the Kaduna State government or the Federal government?

Ibni Husain

Buhari is not a coward, he vowed to allow rule of law take its course, it's important to note that zakzaky has committed an unpardonable crimes, there's no way he's going to be released, he was only granted bail for medication abroad. When he is through, he's going to be incarcerated and rot therein.

Ewebiriaku Chigozie Onyeji

Case close, thank God

Awe Thomson

Is there anything wrong in what the court has done? Please let's leave this matter alone. If ever u see whatthis man and his followers Do in Zaria where they are base, u won't want to see the man out of detention, any way court has spoken and rule of law mud be obey

Emma O. Akpasubi

He has a right to health under the law, which has been denied him and which a competent court has acknowledged.
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Victor Divine

He is just been maltreated because he is in Buhari's bad books moreover this government does not respect court orders.
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