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Group appeals to FG to release El-Zakzaky, wife’s travel documents



The Heart for Excellence Management and Growth has appealed to the Federal Authorities to launch journey paperwork of Shiekh Ibraheem Zakzaky and his spouse, Zeenat, to facilitate their touring out for medical consideration.

Briefing newsmen in Abuja on Monday, its spokesman, Dr Abubakar Manzo, stated that the well being of El-Zakzaky and his spouse is deteriorating and wish pressing consideration for therapy.

Recall that the seizure of the passports of El-Zakzaky ; the chief of the Islamic Motion of Nigeria (IMN), often known as Shi’ites, has been denied by the Nationwide Intelligence Company (NIA).

By means of their authorized workforce, led by Femi Falana SAN, the couple stated that the company held their passports when safety operatives, together with NIA’s, escorted them on a medical journey to India, as ordered by a courtroom, in 2019.

Manzo defined that in a letter dated August 2, 2021, despatched to NIA, Abubakar Marshal, a member of the defence workforce, requested the company to return the couple’s passports and different travelling paperwork now that their trial on the Kaduna State Excessive Court docket was over.

He added that the company denied holding the passports and requested the Federal Authorities, beneath President Muhammadu Buhari, to launch the passports of Sheikh Zakzaky and Zeenat to allow them to journey to the hospital of their alternative.

In line with the group, “As you’re conscious, It has been over two months because the chief of the Islamic Motion in Nigeria Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky (H) and his spouse have been acquitted and discharged by Kaduna State Excessive Court docket, after spending nearly six years in unlawful detention.”

In his ruling, delivered on July 30, 2021, Choose Gideon Kurada upheld the couple’s no-case submission and dismissed all eight costs, together with, disruption of public peace and illegal meeting and culpable murder levelled towards them by the Kaduna State Authorities.


The assertion defined, “The couple who have been arrested since December 2015 has been within the custody of the DSS, earlier than being transferred to Kaduna Correctional Centre facility, with erroneously dealt with life-threatening gunshot accidents and a number of well being issues that want critical intervention; therefore the deterioration of their well being situations as days glided by. The couple needed to be urgently granted bail in July 2019 to journey to India with a purpose to attend to their failing well being, an effort which was, sadly, purposely pissed off by safety brokers, ensuing within the couple prematurely aborting the journey with out receiving medical consideration.

“Now that the couple is acquitted of all costs filed towards them by the Kaduna State Authorities, they need to be permitted to take care of their well being, wherever they determine to go, with out unneeded frustration in any respect.”

It famous that since their aborted medical journey, the couple’s passports and different paperwork wanted to journey is being withheld, due to this fact limiting their entry to correct medical care so far.

It added that the deteriorating well being of the couple is so apparent because the Sheikh was seen limping and his spouse confined to a wheelchair as they left the courtroom premises final month.

The group noticed that their situation is because of the lack of correct medical consideration in the middle of the years they’ve spent in unlawful detention.

The group additional defined that the sheikh and his spouse have suffered sufficient already with six of their kids extrajudicially killed within the area of fewer than two years, over a thousand of his followers have been killed and buried in mass graves, and a whole bunch of others killed whereas peacefully protesting towards his unlawful detention, including that not permitting them to journey in the mean time is tantamount to rubbing salt of their wounds.

The group referred to as the Federal Authorities to as a matter of urgency launch the passports of the couple in order that they will attend to their well being.

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