The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, on Tuesday revealed why the Federal Government has refused to release the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzakky, despite court order ordering his release.

Adesina said the government refused to obey the Justice Gabriel Kolawole's ruling because it appealed the ruling.

He stated this during an interview on Channels Television's Sunrise Daily on Tuesday.

The presidential spokesman said the then Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN), could have his reasons for doing so since the government had the right to appeal the bail.

Adesina said the matter had since been taken before a court in Kaduna state and the bail hearing would come up on Monday.