Court orders release of Zakzakky, wife within 45 days

By Wahab Akanji, Abuja
A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has ordered the unconditional release of the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), Ibrahim Zakzaky and his wife, Malami Zeenat within 45 days.
The presiding judge, Justice Gabriel Kolawole on Friday also awarded t he of N50m as damages to the Muslim cleric and his family.
Justice Kolawole also ordered the Federal Government to build a new accommodation for the family in any part of Kaduna State or the northern region.
The judge described as unconstitutional the counter affidavit by the federal government wherein it claimed that Zakzakky and his wife are being held in protective custody.
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