By Gideon Njoku
This must be a case of “East, West, North or South, Home is the Best.”
96 hours after the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN, Sheik Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, and his wife, Zeenat, left Nigeria for India for a medical emergency, the couple is headed back to Nigeria.
The President of the IMN Media Forum, Ibrahim Musa, said El-Zakzaky discharged himself from hospital because he couldn’t agree with the Mendeta hospital, New Dheli India, on the method of his treatment. He, also, accused the Nigerian government of interfering with El-Zakzaky’s medical treatment.
The Cleric accused the hospital management of bringing in doctors unknown to him to treat him. He also accused the Nigerian government of conniving with the Indian government to cage him in India, alleging that the condition under which he and his wife were kept is worse than Kirikiri prisons.
But the Nigerian government denied the allegation, accusing the Muslim Cleric of asking to be kept in a five-star hotel.
The Indian government had threatened to deport the couple if El-Zakzaky refused to cooperate with the hospital authority.
The couple, standing trial for alleged murder, was granted bail for a medical emergency to India.
Both are expected to be taken back into detention on arrival.