Femi Falana (SAN), counsel to leader of Islamic Movement of Nigeria(IMN), Ibraheem El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenat, has called the Federal Government to provide proper treatment for the couple in Nigeria.
The human rights lawyer also said the and he would be filing a fresh application for El-Zakzaky and his wife to be flown abroad again for treatment.
El-Zakzaky and his wife returned to Nigeria on Friday amid claims and counter claims revolving around their mistreatment in India.
Speaking on Friday, Falana said it is “disturbing that the planned medical treatment of Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky and his wife in India was aborted and that they have since returned to Nigeria.
‘however, in view of their critical health conditions, the El-Zakzakys and the Federal Government should urgently reach an understanding to facilitate their medical treatment in Nigeria.
‘In other words, since the Federal Government is apparently not prepared to allow the couple to seek medical treatment abroad for fear that they may seek political asylum, the authorities should provide adequate medical equipment for their treatment in Nigeria without any further delay.”
‘unfortunate episode” “had embarrassed the Federal Government and “that Nigeria has become a laughing stock to the extent that her leaders and citizens (who have the financial wherewithal) have to travel abroad for medical treatment”.
‘For goodness sake in what way was the Indian Government offended by the insistence of the El-Zakzakys to be treated by doctors of their choice?”