Wife of El-Zazaki Tests negative to COVID-19 Virus
Zeenat El-Zakzaky, wife of Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, Leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria who is presently in the custody of the Nigerian Correctional Service has tested negative to COVID-19 virus.
It will be recalled that Zeenat El-Zakzaky was said to have contracted the infection while in custody prompting a call for her evacuation to an NCDC isolation centre, although this order was later reversed. Not convinced with the purported infection story, the Correctional Service insisted on conducting COVID-19 test in collaboration with the State government, her personal physician and the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). Happily, the test result has been released and the inmate, including her contacts have no trace of COVID-19 virus. It is important to state with emphasis that Zeenat El-Zakzaky never contracted COVID-19 infection as was alleged.
The Acting Controller-General of Corrections, John Mrabure wishes to express his deep appreciation to members of the public for their cooperation in obeying the restriction guidelines to custodial centres. He assures the public that the Service will continue to observe the COVID-19 protocols and strengthen her effort to prevent the virus from getting into any custodial centre .
Francis Enobore, MNIPR, mni
For: Ag. Controller-General of Corrections