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Falana said that his clients had not been given adequate medical care since their detention on December 14, 2015.

El-Zakzaky and wife absent, as court fixes Aug 5 for ruling on bail application

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria leader and his wife applied for medical bail, citing poor health while in detention.

The Cleric was absent in court.

Justice Darius Khobo of Kaduna State High Court, on Monday, adjourned to August 5, ruling in the application for permission to travel to India for medical attention filed by Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zinat.

Kaduna State Director of Public Prosecution, Mr. Dari Bayero, who is also counsel to the respondents, briefed newsmen shortly after the court hearing in Kaduna.

Bayero said the adjournment was sequel to the argument put forth by counsel to both parties on the application.

He said that his team had examined the eight medical reports by both Nigerian and foreign doctors that accompanied the IMN leader’s application.

According to him, they had argued that there are several medical facilities in the country that can handle the medical needs of the IMN leader and his wife.

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Justice Khobo had granted the request of the Kaduna State government to review and respond to El-Zakzaky’s bail application.

Meanwhile, counsel to the applicants, Femi Falana (SAN), told newsmen after Monday’s adjournment that his clients, El-Zakzaky and wife Zinat, were in dire need of medical attention.

Falana said that his clients had not been given adequate medical care since their detention on December 14, 2015.

He expressed concerns over the “continued deteriorating condition” of his client’s health, who he said had already lost an eye and about to also lose the second one if nothing is done.

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