Court Declines Application to Release Detained El-Zakzaky

Leader of Shi`a Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, has been denied bail as an application seeking his release from detention of the Department of State Service (DSS) was turned down by a Federal High Court, Abuja.
Justice Okon Abang, a vacation Judge, on Monday, declined the application.
Abang said that Zakzaky ought to have obtained the leave of court for the matter to be heard during vacation.
He explained that the applicant failed to serve the DSS, the Inspector General of Police and the Attorney General of the Federation joined as respondents.
He said, no matter the urgency of the matter, the applicant ought to have served the respondents.
The Judge said that the matter was initially assigned to Justice Gabriel Kolawole by the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court.
Abang, therefore, said that the application was not competent and struck it out.
Counsel to El-Zakzaky, Abubakar Masha, instituted the suit seeking for enforcement of fundamental human rights on behalf of his client.

Author: News Editor

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