The Islamic Movement of Nigeria, (IMN), known as Shia, has filed an order to order Inspector General of Police, (IGP), Usman Baba, to the correctional center for his alleged refusal, despite a court order, to release the corpse of the ‘Free Zakzaky’ protester killed by men from the Nigerian Police in July 2019. The order was filed in the Federal High Court, Abuja, against the IGP and the Chief Medical Director, (CMD), National Hospital, Abuja, is seeking a prison sentence from the duo for contempt of court in non – liberation of corpses. The IMN Academic Forum led by Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, announced this at a press conference yesterday in Abuja. Speaking on behalf of the group, Halima Aliyu, explained that the constant refusal of the police to release the bodies of its members who conspired with hospital authorities years after killing them has necessitated the current call and action by the IMN. Calling for public support, he said “remember that on Monday, 22 July 2019, police officers attacked the peaceful Free-Zakzaky protest and opened fire on protesters leading to the killing of 12 protesters, 1 unidentified person, a Deputy Commissioner of Police and a journalist with Channels TV. “After the incident, the police evacuated the bodies of the dead, 4 at the Abuja National Hospital, and 2 at the Asokoro District Hospital while some protesters managed to retrieve 6 bodies from those who died. He said many others were arrested, taken to the SARS (Special Anti-Robbery Squad), the drug-free facility was not fed while in detention leading to the death of 3 more protesters and “again, the bodies were transferred to the Asokoro District Hospital” bringing the number of bodies there to five. Aliyu pointed out that despite several attempts to retrieve the four bodies stored there and five in Asokoro for proper burial, the National Hospital in collaboration with the police has so far refused to release the bodies. According to him, “Credible information says that the police hid them to avoid being exposed as the killers of the deputy police commissioner and journalist who they ruled out from the post mortem investigation. This aims to protect themselves from providing forensic evidence in favor of protesters whom they unfairly accuse of murder.” The group regrets that despite the court’s decision in their favor, the police continued to detain the bodies. “The court also ordered the Inspector General of the police to pay N15,000,000 to the families of the slain protesters. In addition, the court ordered the inspector general of police, chief medical director, Abuja National Hospital, to release the bodies of the protesters,” he added.