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Court Orders Immediate Release of El-Zakzaky


By Dipo Olowookere

Federal Government has been directed to release leader of Shiite sect in Nigeria, Mr Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, with immediate effect.

The directive was given on Friday, December 2, 2016, by a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja.

The court said Mr El-Zakzaky should be released from detention unconditionally.

Giving the judgement today, Justice Gabriel Kolawole also ordered the government to release the wife of Mr El-Zakzaky, Mrs Malama Zeatudden, who also has been kept in detention by the FG.

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Justice Kolawole further directed the government to pay the sum of N50 million as general damages to Mr El-Zakzaky and his wife.

In addition, the Federal Government is to provide a new accommodation for El-Zakzaky in Zaria or any northern town of his choice.

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Dipo Olowookere is a journalist based in Nigeria that has passion for reporting business news stories. At his leisure time, he watches football and supports 3SC of Ibadan.

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