El-Zakzaky’s son wants AGF sanctioned over parents’ continued detention

Muhammad, the only surviving son of detained Shiites leader, Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, has petitioned the Legal Practitioners’ and Privileges Committee and the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) to sanction the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Malami Abubakar (SAN), for failing to enforce the judgment of the Federal High Court, Abuja which ordered the release of his parents.

A statement by the spokesman for the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), Mallam Ibrahim Musa, yesterday said: “The only surviving son of Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky, Muhammad, has petitioned the Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee and the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) over the gross misconduct displayed by the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of justice, Malami Abubakar (SAN) for failing in his duty to enforce the judgment of the Federal High Court, Abuja that ordered the release of his parents.”

Quoting Muhammad, the Shiites spokesman added: “I fervently call upon the NBA/Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee to enforce and uphold any punitive measures against the AGF, being the Chief Law Officer of the Federation and a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, through withdrawal of privileges otherwise due to him for gross misconduct displayed by him. And to urgently act to secure the enforcement of the rights of Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky and Malama Zeenat Ibraheem Zakzaky.”