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Shiites Vs Police: Court Set To Rule On El-Zakzaky’s Bail




Ibrahim El-Zakzaky

Kaduna State High Court will today (Monday) deliver judgement on the application filed by Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), also known as Shiites, seeking bail from detention.

Naija News reports that Justice Darius Khobo would rule on El-Zakzaky’s application seeking permission to travel abroad for medical treatment.

Ahead of the ruling, the Kaduna State Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Yakubu Sabo, vowed to secure the state.

Speaking to The Punch, he stated that adequate security had been put in place for a hitch-free court appearance.

“As part of the strategy put in place for a smooth process of the court trial, there will be traffic diversion in the following areas: Independence way, Bida Road, All roads leading to Ibrahim Taiwo Road,” he said.

Recall that the federal government on Friday obtained the necessary court order to proscribe the Islamic Movement Organisation as a terrorist group.

The ex parte application marked FHC/ABJ/CS/876/2019 was filed in the name of the “Attorney-General of the Federation” before the court on Thursday.

The matter was argued on behalf of the government by the Solicitor-General of the Federation and Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Justice, Mr Dayo Apata.

However, the group had no representatives in court on Friday.

Justice Nkeonye Maha issued the order in a ruling in which she also designated the activities of the Shiite organisation in any part of Nigeria “as acts of terrorism and illegality”.

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