IMN leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky Photo: Ventures Africa

Human rights lawyer Femi Falana (SAN) has claimed that the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Ibrahim el-Zakzaky, is carrying pellets of bullets in his body.

Falana also noted that the Islamic leader’s wife Mallama Zinat is suffering from the same fate after they were shot in 2015.

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He spoke after the Kaduna State High Court on Monday adjourned ruling till August 5 on the application for permission to travel for medical treatment by El-Zakzaky and his spouse.

“He [El-Zakzaky] was not in court because his health had gone very bad. Even during last appearance, he could not climb the staircase to the courtroom,” he said.

“That is why we applied that he be excused from appearance in court, and it was granted.

“The pellets in their bodies had resulted to lead poison and they need to be urgently removed by highly professional medical personnel.”

The Islamic leader has been in detention since 2015, with members of the IMN called Shiites protesting for his release.