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BREAKING: Kaduna High Court Grants El-Zakzaky Bail To Travel Abroad

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After series of protests by the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, the Kaduna State High Court has finally granted the bail application filed by the embattled leader of the IMN, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, and his wife Zeenat.

In his ruling on Monday, Justice Darius Khobo ordered that the IMN leader be accompanied abroad by officials of the Kaduna State government.

Meanwhile, the Federal High Court in Abuja last two weeks ordered the proscription of the Shiites’ movement as protests by the Islamic organisation rock Abuja.

Justice Nkeonye Maha issued the order in a ruling in which  she also designated the activities of the Shiite organisation in any part of Nigeria “as acts of terrorism and illegality.”

The court restrained “any person or group of persons” from participating in any form of activities involving or concerning the IMN “under any name or platform” in Nigeria.

To complete the process of the proscription of the group, the court ordered the Attorney-General of the Federation “to publish the order proscribing the respondent (Islamic Movement in Nigeria) in the official gazette and two national dailies.”

The judge gave the order following an ex parte application by the Federal Government.

A copy of the ex parte application marked FHC/ABJ/CS/876/2019 which was sighted by Saturday PUNCH on Friday, was filed in the name of the ‘Attorney-General of the Federation.’

Justice Maha granted the four prayers contained in the application shortly after the Solicitor-General of the Federation and Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Justice, Mr Dayo Apata, argued the application on Friday.

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