Why we haven’t released El-zakzaky – Presidency

Femi Adesina, a Special aide to President Buhari, has revealed why the Presidency has refused to obey a court ruling ordering for the release Sheikh Ibrahim El-zakzaky, the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria.

Speaking on Channels TV Sunrise Daily, Femi Adesina stated that the Presidency has refused to release El-zakzaky because they have appealed the ruling ordering his release.

He said, “I know that the immediate past AGF in whose purview it was to make pronouncements on that, addressed the issue. If bail is granted and another case subsists, and there is an immediate filing of an appeal, you have to wait till it is dispensed with. So, that is a legal matter which is outside my purview, but as a layman, an unlearned man as lawyers would call us, we know that until all cases are dispensed with, you don’t say that they have been concluded.”

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Speaking on the force deployed by the police against the Shi’ite protesters on Monday, Femi Adesina stated that the police deserve commendation. According to him, the casualty would have been great had it been they responded according to demand.

Adesina said, “I tell you despite what happened yesterday (Monday), if the police had responded with greater force, you know we would not be talking about what we are talking now.

“A deputy commissioner of police was killed. Very sad, that is one life just like any other life. He did not deserve to die in service.But if the police had responded in a similar fashion, you would have been talking of rivers of blood in Abuja now.”

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