DSS complies with court order on EL-ZAKZAKY

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The Department of State Services (DSS) has said it will comply with the court order granting Ibrahim EL-ZAKZAKY leave to travel to India for medical treatment.

A statement signed by the Public Relations Officer of DSS, Dr Peter Afunanya on Monday, said the service was liaising with relevant stakeholders to ensure compliance.

The statement reads in part: “This is to inform the public that the Department of State Services (DSS) has received the order granting Ibrahim EL-ZAKZAKY leave to travel to India for medical treatment. Consequently, the Service is liaising with relevant stakeholders to ensure compliance. “Conformity with the order is in line with the Service’s avowed commitment to the Rule of Law inherent in a democracy.”

Justice Darius Khobo of Kaduna State High Court, had on Monday last week, granted the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Ibrahim Elzakzaky, leave to seek for medical attention in New Delhi, India.

Khobo while granting the IMN leader the leave said he would travel in company of State officials.

He said the IMN leader must return immediately after his discharge from the hospital to face his charges.

The IMN leader and his wife had applied to the court seeking to travel, following poor health while in detention.

The IMN leader will go for treatment at Medanta Hospital, New Delhi, India.

El-Zazaky had in the application said he and his wife would return to Nigeria as soon as they were discharged.

The IMN leader is standing trial in another court over allegations of culpable homicide, unlawful assembly and disruption of public peace among other charges.

Justice Gideon Kurada, who was handling the case, had on April 25 adjourned the trial of the IMN leader indefinitely.

The indefinite adjournment was to enable the judge serve on the panel of the Presidential and National Assembly Elections Petitions Tribunal in Yobe.

Before the indefinite adjournment, the court had on January 22, ordered the Kaduna State Government to avail the IMN leader and his wife Zinat, access to medical service.

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