A Kaduna High Court on Monday granted the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN, Ibraheem El-Zakzaky permission to travel to India for medical treatment.
Mr. El-Zakzaky and wife, Zeenat were absent in court.
The couple will visit Mandeta Hospital in New Delhi, India for treatment.
The court held the view that the prosecution had failed to prove Mr El-Zakzaky would be a flight risk.
The ruling follwoed an application by the defense team that the couple’s health had worsened in custody.
Mr El-Zakzaky has been in detention since 2015 after soldiers raided the IMN headquarters in Zaria, killing at least 347 Shiites.
The government accuses IMN of not recognising the Nigerian constitution and authority.
It also blames Mr El-Zakzaky for the death of a soldier in December 2015.