COURT ADMITS EVIDENCE EL-ZAKZAKY’S WIFE HAS COVID-19, ORDERS HER RELOCATION TO TREATMENT CENTRE

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BY-DEJI OGUNSOLA

A Kaduna State High court presided over by Justice Gideon Kurada has ordered the Nigerian Correctional Service to evacuate the wife of the embattled leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria , Zeenat Elzakzaky to an isolation centre to enable her to undergo treatment for COVID-19.

Mrs Elzakzaky reportedly contracted the virus inside the Nigerian Correctional Centre in Kaduna state capital last week.

The spokesman of the group, Ibrahim Musa, confirmed the news to NEWSMEN on Thursday.

At the resumed trial of the defendants who are facing an eight-count charge of culpable homicide, unlawful assembly among others, Their counsel, Femi Falana on TODAY told the court that Mrs El-Zakzaky has tested positive for COVID-19, and also presented a medical report to back up his claim.

He, however, appealed to the court to allow his client to seek proper medical treatment outside the Correctional Centre in line with the protocols that have been outlined by the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control.

In his ruling on the appeal, Justice Kurada ordered that Mrs Elzakzaky should be moved to a government-approved isolation and treatment centre.

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