An Indian-based Muslim Shiites group, Anjuman e-Haideri, has disclosed that it would pay the medical bill of the leader of the proscribed Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenat.
Naija News reports that El-Zakzaky and his wife were, on Monday, flown out to India where they are expected to undergo treatment for multiple health conditions.
In a letter signed by the General Secretary of the group,Bahadur Naqvi, and addressed to the Managing Director and Chief Surgeon of Medanta Hospital, Dr Naresh Trehan, offered to pay the medical bill of El-Zakzaky.
“Maulana Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, who is a prominent Shi’a Muslim leader having a large following worldwide, will be treated in your hospital.
“The Executive Committee of Anjuman e-Haideri, Jor Bagh, New Delhi, by the direction of our Chief Patron, Maulana Kalbe Jawad Naqvi, has decided unanimously to bear all the medical costs incurred in India for his treatment.
“Kindly consider our request, do the needful and oblige,” the letter read in part.
Naija News reports that El-Zakzaky and his wife were arrested on December 2015 and have remained in DSS detention since, amidst reports of deteriorating health.
Recall that Justice Darius Khobo of the Kaduna state High Court had on 5th August, granted the embattled leader of the IMN leave to travel out for treatment.
He, however, added that the trip will be under the supervision of the state.
After the court order, the Department of State Services (DSS) in a statement released by its spokesperson, Peter Afunanyadisclosed it is already working to ensure their release from detention in compliance with the court order.