Kaduna government kicks, to appeal against El-Zakzaky India trip

THE Kaduna State Government has expressed dissatisfaction over the ruling of the State High Court granting leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenat permission to seek medical trip in India.

“We are filing an appeal against the decision tomorrow (Wednesday).We are also filing along with it terms of agreement on the trip,” said Dari Bayero, the state’s Director of Public Prosecution.

According to The Punch, Bayero said the government would file the appeal against the decision of the court along with “terms of agreement” for Zakzaky’s planned foreign trip.

This was despite commitment by the Department of State Services (DSS), which had been keeping custody of the couple since 2015, to comply with the court’s order.

Meanwhile, Femi Falana, El-Zakzaky’s lawyer,  said he was uninformed of any impending terms of the agreement to be filed after the “clear and unambiguous” ruling of the court permitting his clients to embark on the foreign medical trip.

    Falana said he would go by the declaration of the authorities and the DSS to fully comply with the court order.

    He noted if anyone was dissatisfied with the ruling of the court, then they knew exactly what to do, saying he stood by the court order.

    Kaduna State High Court on Monday, August 5  granted bail to the detained IMN leader and his wife to seek medical attention in India.

    His health has been reported deteriorating since December 2105 when he was arrested and detained.


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