Kaduna State Govt files appeal against El-Zakzaky’s medical trip to India

By Umar Salam.

The Kaduna State Government will on Wednesday (today), file an appeal against the decision of the state High Court which granted permission to the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, and his wife, Zeenat, to embark on a medical trip to India.

The state government will proceed with the suit, irrespective of the pledge by the Department of State Services (DSS) to comply with the ruling.

The Kaduna State Director of Public Prosecutions, Mr Dari Bayero, made the disclosure yesterday while speaking to newsmen.

He said: “We are filing an appeal against the decision tomorrow (Wednesday).

“We are also filing along with it terms of agreement on the trip.”

Reacting to the new development, counsel to El-Zakzaky, Mr Femi Falana (SAN), maintained he would stick with the pledge of the DSS to comply with the court order.

“The authority, the State Security Service, which is keeping the custody of the applicants, has signified its intention to comply fully with the court order.

“That is where we stand and it is in line with the rule of law.

“If they (Kaduna State Government) are not satisfied with the court’s order, they know what to do”, Falana said.

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