Nigeria’s Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN), has said the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, was not released along with journalist, Omoyele Sowore, and a former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, because the Federal Government cannot interfere in a case already being prosecuted by a state government.
He said this on an interview with the British Broadcasting Corporation and the Voice of America. According to him “El-Zakzaky and his wife are being prosecuted by the Kaduna State Government on charges of murder. He also stated Omoyele Sowore and Sambo Dasuki were inly released based on issues surrounding Nigeria’s rule of law.
Orders to free El-Zakzaky had been ignored by the Kaduna State Government.