According to This Day News;
The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) has accused the federal government of allegedly conniving with the Indian government to scuttle the treatment of its leader, Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky, at the Medanta Hospital, New Delhi, India. Spokesman of the IMN, Ibrahim Musa, stated this while confirming the authenticity of an audio recording in which the IMN leader was heard saying that doctors that were supposed to supervise his treatment were changed.
Zakzaky and his wife Zeenat were on Monday flown to India for medical treatment following their deteriorating health condition. A Kaduna state High Court, had in a ruling granted them leave to travel to India for medical treatment.
The duo have been in detention since December, 2015, following a clash between IMN members and the Nigerian army in Zaria, Kaduna state. The Kaduna state government is prosecuting them for alleged culpable homicide, disturbance of public peace, among others.
Musa, while confirming the audio which has gone viral, said ”the audio is true and authentic, it is the Sheikh (Zakzaky), that was speaking, I can confirm to you.”
According to the IMN spokesman, “The federal government has connived with the Indian government to scuttle the treatment. They brought a new set of doctors instead of the ones the Sheikh made prior arrangements with.
“So the Sheikh became suspicious and refused and protested. He said he will not allow strange doctors other than the ones he had arranged with to treat him.“He asked them why they prevented him from seeing the doctors he had earlier made arrangements with? So he said he will not allow them to treat him.”
When asked whether El Zakzaky will return to Nigeria following the disagreement, Musa said: “Most likely, but we are trying to see how we can sort out the problem.”
In the audio recorded in Hausa Language, Zakzaky complained of how his treatment was being frustrated, adding that tight security around him, was worse than when he was in Nigeria.
He said he may have to return to Nigeria to seek for treatments another country if his doctors were not allowed to handle his treatment.