Federal High Court in Abuja yesterday declined the application of Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky seeking his immediate release from detention by the Department of State Service, DSS.
El-Zakzaky is the leader of Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN, also known as Shiite group.
Justice Okon Abang, the vacation judge who declined the application, had in the past one week refused the applications of Rep. Abdulmumini Jubril who had prayed the court to stop his planned suspension by the House of Representatives.
The others were application from his kinsmen seeking stoppage of the appointment of the managing director and commissioner into Niger Delta Development, NDDC, board and a suit on Oron federal constituency.
Meanwhile, Justice Abang said that Zakzaky ought to have obtained the leave of court for the matter to be heard during vacation.
He explained that the applicant failed to serve the DSS, the Inspector General of Police and the Attorney General of the Federation joined as respondents.
The judge said that no matter the urgency of the matter, the applicant ought to have served the respondents.
He noted that the matter was initially assigned to Justice Gabriel Kolawole by the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court.
Abang therefore struck out the application which he said was not competent.
Counsel to El-Zakzaky, Mr Abubakar Masha instituted the suit seeking for enforcement of fundamental human rights on behalf of his client.

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