A Kaduna State Excessive Court docket, on Monday, ordered the Nigerian Correctional Service to evacuate the spouse of the chief of the Islamic Motion in Nigeria (IMN), Zeenat, to an isolation centre, for COVID-19 therapy.
Recall that Zeenah Ibrahim was final week alleged to have contracted COVID-19.
However the Controller of Kaduna Correctional Service, Ibrahim Maradun denied the claims saying he’s but to obtain take a look at outcomes after Zeenat’s pattern was taken on Wednesday by officers of the Nigeria Centre for Illness Management.
However in a ruling on Monday, Justice Gideon Kurada of a Kaduna Excessive Court docket, ordered her speedy evacuation to a government-approved isolation and therapy centre.
Confirming the order, after the key trial of Zeenat and Ibrahim El Zakzaky, Femi Falana, SAN, mentioned his shopper examined optimistic for COVID-19.
Falana mentioned his group introduced the outcomes of the take a look at earlier than the court docket and utilized that Zeenat, the second defendant within the trial who examined optimistic to the virus a couple of week in the past, be availed with a correct medical facility to get therapy.
Falana mentioned the Medical facility on the Kaduna correctional centre doesn’t have the wanted services to deal with the virus.
“Right now on the resumed trial of the shopper case, the prosecution introduced 4 witnesses together with a medical physician who testified earlier than the court docket.
”However we additionally utilized to the court docket, we drew the eye of the court docket on behalf of our shoppers to the truth that the spouse of our shopper Zeenat had examined optimistic to the damaging Covid-19 pandemic and he or she is being handled within the medical centre of the correctional facility.” NAN quoted him as saying.
Additionally, Mr Chris Umar, the state Solicitor Normal and Everlasting Secretary, Ministry of Justice mentioned the prosecution didn’t object to the applying.
He mentioned the prosecution introduced 4 witnesses, bringing the variety of witnesses who testified earlier than the court docket to eight.
”We have now extra witnesses,” he added