The Federal High Court, Abuja, has returned the case file of Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, to the Chief Judge for reassignment.
The judge, Justice Okon Abang, returned the case file in Abuja on Monday for reassignment to another judge when the court resumes from vacation.
Abang said the vacation court would not be able to commence and determine the case before the ending of the vacation on September 9.
Abang at the last hearing declined El-Zakzaky’s application seeking his immediate release due to non-service of court process on the Department of State Services and the Attorney General of the Federation.
At the resumed hearing, the parties were absent and were no legal representations from both parties.
El-Zakzaky is seeking his immediate release from the detention of the DSS.