BY OUR CORRESPONDENT
The leader of Islamic Movement in Nigeria popularly called Shiites, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky has been permitted to travel with his to India for medical treatment.
As of the time of writing this report, he is already at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja awaiting the time of departure to India for medical treatment.
The High Court in Kaduna on August 5, had given permission to El-Zakzaky and his wife Zeenat to travel to a particular hospital in India for treatment.
The court ordered that they should return to the country to face trial after the medical trip.
Other conditions are that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs must confirm the appointments of the IMN leader and his wife with the Medanta Hospital, India, and undertake all necessary diplomatic arrangements and protocols to ensure compliance with the conditions of the medical leave.
The court also said the FG must obtain from the Indian government an irrevocable guarantee that it would not entertain any application by the defendants/applicants or any third party seeking asylum under any guise or conferring the status of political prisoners or any other status aside from being medical patients on the defendants/applicants.
The IMN spokesperson, Ibrahim Musa, confirmed the development when contacted.