The Federal High Court, sitting in Abuja has advised that the fundamental human rights case brought by the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, against the Federal Government, should be settled amicably out of court.
The court, presided over by Justice Gabriel Kolawole, gave the advice after taking oral presentations from counsels to the parties to the case.
A statement by the President, Media Forum of the IMN, Ibrahim Musa, quoted Justice Kolawole saying: “The case has remained an embarrassment to the country since it is said to be a democracy.
“He observed that the case is a political one and protests about the matter have become regular occurrence and wondered why the matter cannot be settled out of court”.
The statement further quoted the judge as saying he would rule on the issues before him on November 25, 2016.
Justice Kolawole said he would give his judgment based on what was presented before him, irrespective of what happened inside or outside of the court.