KADUNA HIGH COURT FREES ISLAMIC MOVEMENT IN NIGERIA LEADER SHEIKH ELZAKZAKY AND WIFE

Written by on July 28, 2021

A Kaduna state high court has of today in a ruling that lasted over 8 hours have released the leader of the proscribed Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibrahim Elzakzaky and his wife.

The presiding judge, Justice Gideon Kurada upheld the  no case submission  filed by Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky and his wife in an alleged Culpable homicide, unlawful Assembly and disruption of public peace levelled against them by the Kaduna state government.

The judge ruled against the prosecution  stating they failed to establish a prima facie case against the defendants.

 

Leader of the proscribed Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibrahim Elzakzaky

 

Their lead counsel, a senior Advocate of Nigeria,  Mr Femi Falana,  had on July 1st,  argued that  all the fifteen witnesses presented by the prosecution counsel  were unable to establish any connection between the alleged crimes and Sheikh Zakzaky and his wife and prayed the court rule in favour of his clients  and dismiss the charges levelled against them as there was no criminal case that has been established against them so far by the Kaduna state government.

El-Zakzaky  and his wife Zeenah Ibrahim  have been standing trial  for the past four years  on an eight count charge of alleged culpable homicide,  disruption of public peace and unlawful Assembly  among others levelled against them by the Kaduna state government.


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