Mr Femi Falana, SAN, lawyer to leader of Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheik Ibraheem Elzakzaky and his wife, Hajia Ibraheema Elzakzaky, has called on the Federal Government to immediately release them in obedience with the December 2, 2016 judgment of a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, which declared their detention illegal and unconstitutional.
Falana in a statement, yesterday, said; “Since the Nigerian Army and the Kaduna State Government had engaged in the illegal destruction of the residence of our clients in December 2016, the court ordered the Federal Government to provide a temporary accommodation for them. The court also awarded reparation of N50 million to the couple.
“Although the deadline expired on January 16, 201, the Department of Security Service, has refused to release our clients from custody in utter contempt of the valid and subsisting order of the Federal High Court.
“The Federal Government has equally refused to comply with the other terms of the judgment.”