Court Grants El-Zakzaky Leave to Travel Abroad for Medical Treatment
El-Zakzaky was granted the leave alongside with his wife, Zinat at Kadua High court.
The two were arrested in Kaduna in 2015 after soldiers killed over 300 members of the IMN for allegedly throwing stones at the convoy of the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant-General Tukur Buratai, an act declared by the Army to be an assassination attempt.
The Shiite leader was granted leave prior to a fresh application filed on July 18, the defendants asked to be allowed to travel to India for medical attention due to their failing health conditions.
Justice Darius Khobo granted El-Zakzaky and Zinat medical leave to travel to India on the conditions that El-Zakzaky will be escorted with DSS operatives.
Zakzaky’s lawyers say while in detention, the spiritual leader of the Shiites in Nigeria lost an eye to advanced glaucoma; amid fears that he was well on his way to losing the other.
Where is El-Zakzaky Receiving Treament
On August 5, 2019, Justice Darius Khobo of the Kaduna High Court finally granted leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, permission to travel to India for medical care.
El-Zakzaky and His Wife, Zinat, will be receiving treatment at the Medanta Hospital in New Delhi, India.
Medanta Hospital is a multisuperspeciality hospital in Delhi NCR (Gurugram), India.
Femi Falana, El-Zakzaky’s counsel had said eight medical reports attached to the last submitted bail application showed that Zakazy required urgent medical attention.
Zakzaky is suffering from an eye condition called Glaucoma, and its really affecting Zakzaky’s health, if not attended to, he will lost his both eyes.
Glaucoma is an eye condition that damages the optic nerve which is critical for good vision. It results from an abnormally high pressure in the eye. Glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness especially for people over the age of 60.