Ibrahim El-Zakzaky

The Kaduna State High Court has granted the bail application filed by the embattled leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, and his wife Zeenat.

In his ruling on Monday, Justice Darius Khobo ordered that the IMN leader be accompanied to India for treatment by officials of the state government.

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Concise News had reported that the counsel to the Shiite leader and his wife, Femi Falana (SAN), had filed the application on behalf of his clients on July 18.

The El-Zakzakys are seeking permission to travel abroad for further medical treatment following the health condition of the Shiites’ leader.

At the resumed hearing on last week Monday, Falana said his clients were not in court due to their bad health condition.

The Senior Advocate of Nigeria told the court that the health condition of his clients was getting worse by the day.

He added that only a foreign medical treatment was required to stabilise them to enable them face the main trial.

El-Zakzaky and his wife are facing an eight-count of culpable homicide, unlawful assembly, disturbance of public peace.

The charges were filed against them by the Kaduna State Government and the duo were first arraigned in May 2018.