By Shola Abayomi.
The Islamic Movement in Nigeria has directed its legal team to challenge the Federal Government’s proscription of the sect at the Federal High Court in Abuja, today.
Mr Femi Falana (SAN), who’s the counsel to the group’s leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, confirmed to newsmen yesterday that some Shi’ites leaders had directed his law firm to file a suit at the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Thursday (today) to challenge the proscription order.
Falana said: “They (Shi’ites leaders) consulted us and they reached an agreement with us to suspend protests in defiance to the legal action, which they instructed us to take.
“I can tell you that the suit will be filed tomorrow (today).”
Recall that the IMN, yesterday, announced its decision to temporarily suspend its regular street protests demanding the release of its leader, Sheik El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenat, in order to give room for “some new openings into the resolution of the problems.”