The Federal Government is alleging that the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria,
Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky has the sole aim of establishing an Islamic State in Nigeria.
In a counter-affidavit filed on behalf of the government by Solicitor General of the Federation
against the motion of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria challenging its proscription, the
government claims the cleric had the full support of the Iranian government to achieve this aim.
Justice Evelyn Maha of the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court who issued the proscription
order today fixed the eleventh of September, 2019 for the hearing of the motion filed on behalf
of the IMN by Mister Femi Falana.
The adjournment is predicated on an application for extension of time filed by the Counsel to
the Department of State Services.
The Department of Security Service (DSS) is asking the court for more time to enable them to
regularise a motion filed in respect of the suit.
Members of IMN had earlier approached the court challenging the Federal Government’s
decision proscribing the movement on the ground that it is a terrorist organisation.