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El-Zakzaky already lost an eye, bullets still in wife’s body, Falana tells court



El-Zakzaky already lost an eye, bullets still in wife’s body, Falana tells court

Lawyer to Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) Femi Falana has said his client who is currently in detention with his wife needs urgent medical attention, or he goes completely blind.

He explained that the Muslim cleric who already lost an eye may go completely blind due to glaucoma.

He also said El-Zakzaky’s wife Zeenatuddeen still had bullets in her body and needed medical attention too.

After appearing for the duo in Court on Tuesday, Falana told journalists that the government needed to keep them both alive for them to stand trial.

He explained that, “he (El-Zakzaky) already lost an eye and his wife needs urgent medical attention.

“We then applied for urgent medical attention for both of them (El-Zakzaky and his wife), on the grounds that since both of them were shot by the Army on December 14, 2015, they have not been given adequate medical attention.

“We, therefore, pray the court allow them to remain alive so as to stand trial, since they are ready for the trial.

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“In the case of Malam (El-Zakzaky), he has lost an eye in detention and is in the process of losing the second eye because he has developed glaucoma.

‘’In the case of the wife, the bullets in her body have not been ‘totally’ extracted after three years and she suffers excruciating pains.”

El-Zakzaky who has been in detention since December 2015 is currently facing trial over allegations of unlawful assembly, disruption of public peace and culpable homicide filed against him by Kaduna State government.

He’s yet to be released despite court rulings granting him bail.

The case was later adjourned to March 25 to enable the embattled Shiite leader and his wife get medical attention

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