Mrs Zeenat Elzakzaky

A Kaduna State High court has ordered the Nigerian Correctional Service to evacuate the wife of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria-IMN, Zeenat Elzakzaky to an isolation centre to enable her to undergo treatment for COVID-19.

The order was given by the presiding judge, Justice Gideon Kurada at the today’s hearing.

Mrs Elzakzaky reportedly contracted the virus inside the Nigerian Correctional Service in Kaduna State last week.

At the resumed trial of the defendants, their counsel, Femi Falana presented a medical report to back up his claim that truly Mrs Elzakzaky has Covid-19.

Femi Falana appealed to the court to allow his client to seek proper medical treatment outside the Correctional Centre in line with the protocols outlined by the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control.

The appeal was supported by the prosecuting counsel and the Solicitor general of Kaduna state, Chris Umar.

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

Meanwhile, four witnesses were presented by the prosecuting counsel before the court at the resumed sitting, while more witnesses including a serving General officer Commanding of the Nigerian Army in the North East are also expected to testify before the court tomorrow.