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Tuesday, 6 August 2019

DSS Receives Order Permitting El-Zakzaky To Travel For Medicals

The Department of State Services, DSS, on Tuesday, said that it has received the order granting Ibrahim El-Zakzaky leave to travel to India for medical treatment.

Mr. Peter Afunanya, the Public Relations Officer of DSS who disclosed this in a statement in Abuja, said that the service was liaising with relevant stakeholders to ensure compliance.

He said conformity with the order was in line with the service’s avowed commitment to the rule of law inherent in democracy.
A Kaduna State High Court, on Monday, granted El-Zakzakky, the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, leave to seek for medical attention in India.

Justice Darius Khobo, while granting the leave, said El-Zakzakky travel in company of State officials and must return immediately after his discharge from the hospital to face his charges.

The leader of the movement is standing trial in another court over allegations of culpable homicide, unlawful assembly and disruption of public peace among other charges.

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