Nigerian Government Apologizes To India Over El-zakzaky, Accuses Shiites Leader Of Being ‘Unruly’

Published 1 week ago by: success Xenab
at 12:04 AM, 15/08/2019 (1 week ago)

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The Nigerian government in a statement released by the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Information and Culture, Grace Gekpe on Wednesday August 14, accused the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky of being unruly upon arriving India for treatment.

The statement which countered claims of the IMN leader being treated like a criminal under heavy security surveillance in India, disclosed what led to the issue while pointing out that El-Zakzaky was allowed to embark on the trip with state officials in line with a court order and his choice to be accompanied by his aides and personal doctors was not opposed.

The IMN leader was accused of requesting to be allowed to check into 5-Star Hotel instead of being admitted in the hospital, and also demanding that the Police protection be withdrawn from him by the Indian authorities.

Read the statement in full below;

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THE TRUE STORY ON EL-ZAKZAKY IN INDIA

The Court on 5th August 2019 granted Sheikh Ibraheem EL-Zakzaky leave to travel to India for medical treatment. Consequently, the Government and its relevant agencies took steps to comply with the Order.

In line with the Court Order, El-Zakzaky was approved to embark on the trip with State officials and his choice to be accompanied by his aides and personal Doctors was not opposed by the government.

“On 12th August, 2019, he and other members of the entourage went to India via Dubai. It is to be noted that El-Zakzaky particularly chose Medanta Hospital, India.

“However, on reaching Dubai, El-Zakzaky began to display ulterior motives against laid down procedures.

“He requested that his passport be handed over to him but the State officials would not budge to his pressure. The situation became worse in India as he refused to subject himself to preliminary medical checks.

“In addition, he demanded free movement and access to visitors of all kinds as well as requested to be allowed to check into a 5-Star Hotel instead of being admitted in the hospital.

“The request was refused on the ground that he came into the country for medicals and not as a tourist (more so that his Visa was issued on medical grounds and not for tourism). He also demanded that Police protection be withdrawn from him by the Indian authorities.

“Against medical ethics and standard practice, he requested to nominate Doctors of his choice to join the ones tasked by Medanta Hospital to perform medical treatment on him and his wife.

“This created a stalemate, which the Hospital insisted that he would not dictate to it on the choice of medical personnel to carry the required medical treatment.

“Frustrated by his antics, the Indian authorities have expressed willingness to return him to Nigeria with immediate effect. This is on the account that they will not allow him use their country to internationalize his group’s activities.

“Against this background, the Nigerian government wishes to commend the stand of the Indian Government as well as apologize to her for the unruly behaviour of El-Zakzaky. Similarly, the attention of the public and indeed the international community is hereby drawn to these unfortunate developments.

“The government also wishes to use this opportunity to affirm its readiness to undertake the prosecution of El-Zakzaky through due process if and when he is returned to the country. On this note, his foul cry that he is being held in circumstances worse than he was in Nigeria should be disregarded.”

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tonyigho at 06:49 AM, 15/08/2019 (1 week ago)
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In a situation like this he is been treated like a criminal because been on hospital bed and security personnel watching and guarding you and not giving you freedom or access to some things you want will surely make feel uncomfortable and other sick patients looking at you like a criminal.
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Edeanimusa at 07:39 AM, 15/08/2019 (1 week ago)
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Quote from: tonyigho on 06:49 AM, 15/08/2019
In a situation like this he is been treated like a criminal because been on hospital bed and security personnel watching and guarding you and not giving you freedom or access to some things you want will surely make feel uncomfortable and other sick patients looking at you like a criminal.
So they should check him in a five star hotel so that he can feel relaxed. Nonsense, why was he demanding for his passport when they got to India, and detecting the doctors to treat him.

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Henrybobo at 09:22 AM, 15/08/2019 (1 week ago)
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Useless govt... If our hospitals are ok things like this wouldn't be happening
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dareper at 09:58 AM, 15/08/2019 (1 week ago)
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Imagine Nigeria gov apologizing on behalf a criminal
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tonyigho at 12:55 PM, 15/08/2019 (1 week ago)
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Quote from: dareper on 09:58 AM, 15/08/2019
Imagine Nigeria gov apologizing on behalf a criminal
   what make him a criminal? So If they just arrest or detain you it means you are a criminal ?
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Dantesque at 02:36 PM, 15/08/2019 (1 week ago)
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breaking news! el zacko seeks asylum in India
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