The Islamic Movement in Nigeria, (IMN), has said that their leader, Ibrahim Elzakzaky did not reject treatment in India, alleging that the federal government had planned to kill their leader using its international connections.
In a statement on Friday by Ibrahim Musa, the President of the IMN’s media forum, said the interference of the government raised such suspicion, hence Mr El-Zakzaky’s decision to reject treatment in the hospital he was taken to.
According to him, it is glaringly clear that the Nigerian government had an ulterior motive for interfering with the procedures of the sheikh’s treatment.
Mr Musa said: “The interference of the government raised suspicion that it was planning to kill the Sheikh in India using its international connections.
“He insisted that if he would not be allowed to see the doctors that brought him to India he would rather come back to Nigeria and seek another destination for his treatment.
“This became clear because of the government’s stance insisting on other doctors than the ones that he was in India to meet. They finally decided to bring him back for refusing to succumb to be treated by their chosen doctors.”
Musa further stated that aside from treating Mr El-Zakzaky without his consent, the hospital management violated his privacies, a situation that made him lost his confidence in the hospital and demanded to see his own doctors for a substitute arrangement.
According to Musa, health workers were furthermore interested in taking selfies with the Sheikh and posting on social media.
Musa said: “More so, the Hospital compromised its independence and medical ethics, treating without obtaining consent of the patients.
“The health workers were furthermore interested in taking selfie with the Sheikh and posting on social media, thereby violating their privacies.
“When the Sheikh noticed some physical assault in addition to the background circumstances, he lost complete confidence in the hospital and demanded to see his own doctors for a substitute arrangement.
“It is well within every patient’s right to decide whether or not to be treated and to also decide who attends to his health. It is called giving of consent, which every sane autonomous person with capacity is entitled to,” the statement added.