COVID-19: Court orders release of El-Zakzaky wife

A High Court sitting in Kaduna has ordered the release of Zeenat, wife of Shiekh Ibrahim El-zakzaky, to allow her go for COVID-19 treatment.

COVID-19: Court orders release of El-Zakzaky wife

It will be recalled that last Thursday, Mohammed, son of the IMN leader, said his mother, Zeenat, tested positive for COVID-19 at the Kaduna correctional centre, where he demanded for her release for treatment and authority refused, The Nation reports.

Femi Falana, counsel to El-Zakzaky, however presented a medical report to back up his case for the release of Zeenat.

The Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) asked the court to allow Zeenat seek medical treatment outside the correctional centre according to measures put in place by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

In the ruling delivered on Monday, the court however asked that, Zeenat be moved to a government isolation facility to begin treatment immediately.

Gideon Kurada, the presiding judge, granted the request after Chris Umar, the prosecuting counsel, concurred with Falana’s submission.

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