Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, the incarcerated head of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, and his wife, Malama Zeenah, both have 11 diseases and are unable to travel abroad for treatment since their passports have been taken, according to the family’s physician, Dr Abubakar Yahaya.
Yahaya further slammed the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN), for claiming that the government did not seize El-Zakzaky and his wife’s passports and that there was no new proof that the couple had health issues.
The doctor stated that, contrary to Malami’s claims, there were new evidences indicating that the pair was still dealing with health issues, as evidenced by the results of their normal medical tests, which had been conducted on a regular basis since El-initial Zakzaky’s stroke in 2018.
According to reports, the AGF said that all of El-and Zakzaky’s his wife’s depositions regarding their health had been distorted and inflated.
However, Yahaya told Sunday PUNCH that the tests were done by government-approved health facilities, confirming that the two were suffering from life-threatening illnesses.
“In reality, the most recent medical reports were just reviewed and indicated up to 11 multi-morbidities of significant worry that Sheikh Zakzaky is still suffering from,” he stated.
“These include ischaemic heart disease, left ventricular hypertrophy, left and right thalamic stroke, cervical/lumbar spondylosis with radiculopathy, left eye anophthalmia, right eye advanced-progressive glaucoma, benign prostate hypertrophy, and lead and cadmium heavy metal poisoning.”
The physician also stated that his wife’s most recent medical report revealed that she was suffering from a mix of 11 multi-morbidities that were cause for concern.
Yahaya said, “They include long standing uncontrolled hypertension; severe degenerative bilateral osteoarthritis of the knees rendering her completely wheel chair bound for the past four years; recurrent episodes of severe acute abdominal pains attributed to the foreign body and gastritis.
“A professional clinical expert brought by the DSS (Department of State Services) confirmed some of the ailments being suffered by the two as attributable to heavy metals.
“In order to avert the life-threatening situations for both the Sheikh and his wife, many of the ailments required surgical interventions, unfortunately, none are yet to be conducted.”
International health organizations, he claimed, had advised remedies for numerous gunshot pellet situations.
The doctor expressed his disappointment that the couple was still being forced to remain in Nigeria, where no thorough interventions were available.