Nigeria: Another court order for the release the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife
The Federal High Court in Abuja has issued a warning to the inspector general of police, Ibrahim Idris; the attorney general of the federation, Abubakar Malami and others to release the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife.
The court in its fresh order said the IGP, the AGF and others detaining El-zakzaky must release or face arrest.
Also joined in the matter include is the director of State Security Service, Lawal Duara
The court said unless the December 2, 2016, order made by the court is obeyed, the trio will be guilty of court contempt and as such liable to be committed to prison.
“This court has been informed that even as of today, Friday, January 20, 2017; you are yet to comply with the lawful order of this honourable court by refusing to release the following persons namely: Sheik El-Zakzaky and Malama Zennah Ibrahim in your custody.
“You are hereby directed to comply with the court order forthwith or you will be guilty of contempt of court,” the order said.
El-Zakzaky and his wife were arrested one year ago (December 5, 2015) after a clash between members of the IMN and troops of the chief of army staff Tukur Buratai in Zaria, Kaduna state.
He has since been detained by the SSS and the Nigerian police.
However, on December 2, Justice Gabriel Kolawole of the Federal High Court issued an order for the release of El-Zakzaky and his wife.
But in defiance to the court order the SSS and the police have continued to detain the duo.
See the new order made by the court below: