The leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky is still in detention, a day after a court ordered his release.
The Kaduna State High Court granted the Shi’ite leader’s request to travel to India for medical treatment.
And the Department of State Services, which has been holding him, admitted it has the order and will comply with it. So far, it hasn’t.
The Kaduna State High Court on Monday granted the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, bail on health grounds. The court also ordered the release of Mr El-Zakzaky’s wife, Zeenatu.
The court said the prosecution had failed to prove Mr El-Zakzaky would be a flight risk, while the defense team had established that the couple’s health had worsened in custody.
Mr El-Zakzaky has been in detention since 2015 after soldiers raided the IMN headquarters in Zaria and killed at least 347 Shiites.
The government accuses the group of not recognising the Nigerian constitution and authority. It blames Mr El-Zakzaky for the death of a soldier in December 2015.
Mr El-Zakzaky’s prolonged detention despite several court orders for his release fueled protests by Shiites in many cities in Nigeria.
Recent protests by the group have resulted in violence.