Court adjourns El Zakzaky’s trial

Leader of Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Sheik Ibrahim El-Zakzaky.

A Kaduna State High Court has again adjourned the trial of the embattled leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) Sheikh Ibrahim El Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenat.

According to the Channels TV, Justice Gideon Kurada during the hearing of the suit on Thursday fixed new date of February 24th and 25th for the continuation of the trial.

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Justice Kurada who at the resumed of the hearing amended the charges against the defendants from four people to two and excluded two other accused persons still at large to enable the trial to commence without delay.

He also ordered that the defendants should be allowed to be seen by their private doctors at the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS) facility in Kaduna with close supervision of the facility management.

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Counsel to El-Zakzaky, Demi Falana, however, lamented over the incessant adjournment of the case, noting that this is affecting the health and comfort of his clients.

Although both defendants were not in court during the sitting, security was however beefed up in the state especially the major roads leading to the State High Court Complex in other to avert breakdown of law and order.

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El-Zakzaky and his wife are facing eight counts charge by the Kaduna State Government over allegations of culpable homicide, unlawful assembly, and disruption of the public peace, among others.


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