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El-zakzaky, wife depart Nigeria for India

The leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN, Sheikh Ibrahim El-zakzaky arrived in Abuja.

He was transferred from Kaduna with his wife Zeenat, where they had been in protective custody.

This is before your trip to India to receive medical treatment.

According to TVC News, your passports and other travel documents are ready.

It has been deduced that, in addition to the security personnel who will accompany the sheik, even family members will participate in the trip.

The latest development is believed to have followed the intervention of the federal government to calm the tension on the health of the Shiite leader.

It should be remembered that the Kaduna state government has released the conditions that must be met before El-Zakzaky is allowed to leave Nigeria.

Commissioner for internal security and internal affairs, Samuel Aruwan, said in a statement that although the state government will appeal to the Kaduna High Court ruling allowing the trip to El-Zakzaky, he will not seek a suspension of the execution because it believes that people must have access to treatment.

In reaction, legal lighting fixture, Femi Falana criticized the strict conditions of the Kaduna government.

The lawyer of the IMN leader, in a statement, said: “I thought the government of the state of Kaduna had planned to appeal against the order of Mr Darius Khobo to grant permission to the El-Zakzakys to go to India to receive urgent medical care under government supervision.

“I hope that the plan to pursue an appeal in the case has been shelved as the Court of Appeal has ruled that you cannot stay the execution of orders of this nature. That remains the position of the law as espoused in the case of Mowarin v Nigerian Army, which was decided under a military dictatorship in the country.

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“The so-called agreement is totally alien to the penal code and the administration of criminal justice law of Kaduna State. Hence, the agreement is not brought under any substantive or adjectival law.

“My colleagues in the Ministry of Justice are not unaware of the position of the law that an agreement cannot vary or modify the order of a competent court. It is unfortunate that some highly placed public officers are so hell bent on abrogating the fundamental rights which have been fought for and won by Nigerians, even under the British colonial regime.

“For instance, the Prison Ordinance was amended in 1917 to allow the family members or friends of prison inmates to remove them from prison and take them out for medical treatment, if the prison facilities could not cater for any terminal illness. That provision has been incorporated in Regulation 12 made pursuant to the Prisons Act.

“In this instant case, the court did not release the El-Zakzakys to their family members but that they should be treated in a foreign hospital under the supervision of the government.

“Since the Department of Service Services (DSS), which has the custody of the El-Zakzakys, has announced on behalf of the Federal Government that the court order would be obeyed, the so-called terms of “agreements” of the Kaduna State government should be ignored because it is the height of provocative contempt.”