Kaduna Court Case: A mischievous plot to keep Zakzaky in perpetual detention – IMN
Addressing a news conference in Abuja, spokesperson of the movement, Mr Abdullahi Musa says it is on record that since December, 2016 a Federal High court sitting in Abuja, presided by Justice Kolawole had freed Sheikh Zakzaky and restored his fundamental human rights, but the government has contemptuously refused to obey that court order.
He declares that the court case instituted by the Kaduna state government is a deliberate mischievous plot to keep sheikh El-zakzaky in perpetual detention.
Mr Musa adds that the action of the federal government with regards to the leader of the movement is aimed at intimidating members of the movement who have lost parents, spouses and friends to the extra judicial killings by the government.
The statement reads: “In December 2016 the Federal High Court in Abuja freed Sheikh Zakzaky from the illegal detention, ordered that he, along with his wife, be compensated to the tune of N50m, a house be provided for him in any part of the country he desires and security be provided for his protection”.
“The Buhari government deliberately acted in contempt of court and refused to respect the judiciary. So which court is the presidency talking about that will decide the fate of our leader”?
“That the government mischievously concocted a new case in Kaduna, three years after the Zaria massacre, accusing the leader of the movement whose wife was shot, three children were killed, elder sister and nephew were burned alive and he was also shot severally, of abetting homicide”.
“This was followed by a case in which over 100 members of the movement were freed by the High Court in Kaduna with a ‘No Case Submission’ implying that the case was only a mischief of keeping the revered leader in illegal detention,” the statement added.