0 comments

El-Zakzaky in Custody for ‘Public Good’, his wife, keeping him Company – Presidency

by on January 19, 2017
 

The Presidency has said that the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, cannot be released from detention because of public interest and security concerns, adding that El-Zakzaky”s wife is not in detention but merely keeping her husband”s company “in the apartment in which he is kept”.

The Presidency has said that the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, cannot be released from detention because of public interest and security concerns, adding that El-Zakzaky’s wife is not in detention but merely keeping her husband’s company “in the apartment in which he is kept”.

A top Presidency official who did not want to be named, disclosed this to State House correspondents on Thursday.

READ  JCI,NHRC Reports: What Is FG Waiting For?

According to him, the issue of the release of El-Zakzaky is not exclusively legal as it has security and public interest as against individual interest undertone.

On the said detention of El-Zakzaky’s wife along side her husband, the official explained that the wife was not of any security interests and therefore was merely keeping her husband’s company “in the apartment in which he is kept.

“She is not under detention. If it is her wish, that of her husband or of the IMAN, she will allowed to go home in a matter of hours,” the official said.

He explained that El-Zakzaky’s wife was picked up by the Department of Security Services (DSS) beside her husband with bullet wounds following IMAN’s encounter with the army.

READ  Islamic Movement Issues Statement on El-Zakzaky, Gives Conditions..

“They took her along with the husband, treated her wounds and allowed her to care for her husband. Upon his request on an occasion, the children joined them during Ramadan. That is what happened,” the official said.

 

 

 

DailyTrust

Be the first to comment!
 
Leave a reply »

 

Leave a Response