For some time some people erroneously assume that what Justice Gabriel Kolawole of the Federal High Court Abuja granted to Sheikh Zakzaky and his wife was bail. The reality is that it was not a bail but a judgement declaring the detention of the duo as unconstitutional and therefore ordered for their release from custody. This has been contemptuously been defied with impunity.

Secondly, neither the Sheikh nor the wife had been charged before any court of law for any offence ithrough out the course of their two years incaceration. They could not have been granted “bail” since there were no charges whatsoever.

Thirdly, it was the Sheikh and his wife who engaged the services of Femi Falana SAN to challenge their detention, and seek the enforcement of their Fundamental rights to life, personal liberty, dignity of the human persons, right to private and family life and property.  All the…

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