COVID-19: IMN Raises Alarm over El-Zakzaky’s Safety in Prison


BY VICTOR BUORO, ABUJA – The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), on Tuesday raised alarm that credible reports emanating from the Kaduna Correctional Center, where the government is detaining Sheikh Zakzaky and his wife has reached it over a turmoil leading to the opening of fire and blocking of all access roads to the Center.
The IMN in a statement by its President, Media Forum, Ibrahim Musa said that they are rightly concerned about the developments and therefore strongly call on all relevant authorities to ensure that the security and safety of Sheikh El-Zakzaky and his wife are guaranteed.
The IMN further said; “We would hold the federal government responsible for any harm to them. It is the responsibility of governments to protect all inmates in such homes, especially with the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic ravaging the world, especially as the law presumes all to be innocent until proven otherwise by a law court.
“The case of Sheikh Zakzaky in particular, is quite different, where a Federal High Court had declared his arrest and detention as unconstitutional and a violation of his fundamental rights.””

The IMN further said that moreover, the charges for which El-Zakzaky is standing trial have been punctured by two different courts, who tried nearly 200 members on the same charges and discharged and acquitted them all.
The movement therefore strongly demanded for the immediate release of El-Zakzaky and his wife.

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