The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) has expressed fear over the safety of their leader and his wife, who are in remand at the Kaduna Correctional Center following the rumoured Covid-19 case and uprising at the Center.
But the Comptroller of Kaduna Correctional Center, Sanusi Muazu Danmusa, has allayed the fears, saying that the IMN leader, Sheikh Ibraheem el-Zakzaky, and his wife Zeenat are both fine and doing well.
IMN in a statement issued by its Media Forum President, Ibrahim Musa on Tuesday said, it will hold the Federal Government responsible if anything happens to Sheikh el-Zakzaky and his wife.
According to IMN, “Credible reports emanating from the Kaduna Correctional Center, where the government is wrongly detaining Sheikh Zakzaky and his wife has reached the Islamic Movement in Nigeria of a turmoil leading to the opening of fire and blocking of all access roads to the Center.
“We are rightly concerned about these developments and we strongly call on all relevant authorities to ensure that the security and safety of the Sheikh and his wife are guaranteed.
“We would hold the federal government responsible for any harm to them. It is the responsibility of governments to protect all inmates in such homes, especially with the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic ravaging the world, especially as the law presumes all to be innocent until proven otherwise by a law court.
“The case of Sheikh Zakzaky in particular, is quite different, where a Federal High Court had declared his arrest and detention as unconstitutional and a violation of his fundamental rights.
“Furthermore, the charges for which he is standing trial at the moment have been punctured by two different courts, who tried nearly 200 members on the same charges and discharged and acquitted them all.
“We therefore strongly demand for the immediate release of the Sheikh and his wife.”
Responding to Blueprint Correspondent, the Controller said, “Sheikh el-Zakzaky, and his wife are doing fine, he is even doing better than you.”