Court Orders Release of El-Zakzaky's Wife Over COVID-19

Court Orders Release of El-Zakzaky's Wife Over COVID-19

A High Court sitting in Kaduna on Monday ordered the release of Zeenat, wife of Shiekh Ibrahim Elzakzaky, the leader of Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) for COVID-19 treatment.

Mohammed, son of the IMN leader, had last Thursday said Zeenat tested positive for COVID-19 at the Kaduna correctional centre, where he demanded her release for treatment and authority refused

Human right lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), counsel to El-Zakzaky, then presented a medical report to back up his case for the release of Zeenat.

The senior lawyer asked the court to allow Zeenat seek medical treatment outside the correctional centre, according to measures put in place by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

In the ruling delivered on Monday, the court, however, asked that Zeenat be moved to a government isolation facility to begin treatment immediately.

Justice Gideon Kurada, in his ruling granted the request after Chris Umar, the prosecuting counsel, concurred with Falana’s submission.

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