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Court orders full medical care for El-Zakzaky, wife

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A High Court in Kaduna State, on Monday, ordered the Correctional Center in the state to allow the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, and his wife, Zinat, full access to medical services before taking their plea on April 23.

The court presided by Justice Gideon Kurada, gave the order after the Controller of the Correctional Centre appeared before the Court on Monday.

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Kurada had earlier ordered the Controller to appear to explain why he denied physicians access to the two defendants as directed by the court on February 6.

Kurada, at the resumed hearing of the case on February 6, adjourned the case until February 24 and February 25 for the defendants to appear in court and take their plea.

The counsel for the defendants, Femi Falana, SAN, had on February 6 said the defendants were not in court because ‘Zinat, the second defendant and wife of El-Zakzaky was ill’.

The IMN leader and his wife Zinat are standing trial on allegations bordering on culpable homicide, unlawful assembly, disruption of the public peace, among other charges.


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