We’re working to comply with court order on El-Zakzaky – DSS

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The Department of State Services (DSS) says it will comply with the Kaduna state High Court order of that Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), should be allowed to go to India for medical treatment.

Spokesperson for the Service, Peter Afunaya, acknowledged that the secret Police had received the order.

“This is to inform the public that the Department of State Services (DSS) has received the order granting Ibrahim El-Zakzaky leave to travel to India for medical treatment,” the statement read.

“Consequently, the Service is liaising with relevant stakeholders to ensure compliance. Conformity with the order is in line with the Service’s avowed commitment to the Rule of Law inherent in a democracy.”

The court had said officials of Kaduna government, which is trying the IMN leader for treason, and some DSS operatives would accompany El-Zakzaky on the trip.

The court gave the order on Monday when ruling on an application filed by Counsel to the defendant, Femi Falana.

There had been doubts about the federal government complying with the court order as it had failed to obey previous court orders which ordered El-zakzaky’s release on bail.

The IMN leader has been in detention since December 2015 when he was arrested over a clash between some of his supporters and soldiers.




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