The Nigerian Correctional Service in Kaduna State has dismissed accusation that Zeenat, the wife of the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), Ibrahim El-Zakzaky tested positive for COVID-19.
The statement followed calls from the IMN for the release of Zeenat El-Zakzaky after her son announced she has tested positive for the disease.
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Reacting to the allegation, the comptroller of the facility, Ibrahim Maradun, stated that he was yet to receive the test result after a sample was taken from the woman on Wednesday by officials of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
“As far as I am concerned, the Nigerian Center for Disease Control (NCDC) officials took her sample on Wednesday around 5 p.m. and I am yet to receive the result,” Mr Maradun said.
“She has been in isolation since that day. Her personal physician has been seeing her from time to time in the company of the doctors representing the state and the correctional service.”