Connect with us

News

El Zakzaky’s wife never had COVID-19 —Correctional Service boss

Published

on

The wife of Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) has tested negative for the COVID-19 virus after tests were run on her by a personal physician.

The negative COVID-19 test result of El-Zakzaky’s wife, Zeenat, who allegedly contracted the virus while in custody in Kaduna was disclosed in a statement issued on Monday by the Acting Controller-General, Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS), John Mrabure.

READ ALSO: Falana, El-Rufai lock horns over El-Zakzay’s medical trip

In the statement, Mrabure further disclosed that a test was conducted in collaboration with the Kaduna State Government, Zeenat’s personal physician and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

“The test result has been released and the inmates, including her contacts have no trace of COVID-19 virus.

“It is important to state with emphasis that Zeenat El-Zakzaky never contracted COVID-19 infection as it was alleged,” Mrabure’s statement read in part.

Join the conversation

Opinions

Support Ripples Nigeria, hold up solutions journalism

Balanced, fearless journalism driven by data comes at huge financial costs.

As a media platform, we hold leadership accountable and will not trade the right to press freedom and free speech for a piece of cake.

If you like what we do, and are ready to uphold solutions journalism, kindly donate to the Ripples Nigeria cause.

Your support would help to ensure that citizens and institutions continue to have free access to credible and reliable information for societal development.

Donate Now

Investigations