EL-ZAKZAKY AND WIFE ZEENAT DISCHARGED AND ACQUITTED BY KADUNA STATE HIGH COURT.
Written by Sarah Osanyinlusi on July 29, 2021
Kaduna State High Court has discharged and acquitted the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) otherwise known as Shi’ites, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenat.
In a judgement that lasted several hours, presiding judge, Justice Gideon Kurada upheld the no-case submission filed by Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky and his wife through their counsel. Sheikh El-Zakzaky was accused of culpable homicide, unlawful assembly and disruption of public peace by the Kaduna State government.
The judge in his ruling held that the prosecution failed to establish a prima facie case against the defendants.
El-Zakzaky and his wife Zeenat Ibrahim have been standing trial on an eight-count charge of alleged culpable homicide, disruption of public peace and unlawful Assembly among others, leveled against them by the Kaduna State government.
Councel to the defendants while speaking after the judgement said, the trial of Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky and his wife, has come to an end today. The court found that the charges that were filed in the year 2018 in pursuant to a penal law enacted by the Kaduna State Government in 2017 over offenses allegedly committed in 2015 is not proper.
Editor: Abiola Aberuagba