BREAKING: Court discharges, acquits El-Zakzaky, wife


The Kaduna State High Court on Wednesday discharged and acquitted the leader of Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky
Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky was accused of culpable homicide, disruption of public peace and unlawful assembly in a charge brought against him and his wife by the Kaduna State government.

Justice Gideon Urada upheld the no-case submission filed by Zakzaky’s counsel, Femi Falana, saying that the witnesses presented by the prosecution counsel had been unable to establish any comnncection between the charges and El-Zakzaky.

Sheikh Zakzaky and his wife Zeenat have been in detention since December 2015. They face trial for charges including unlawful assembly, culpable homicide and disruption of public peace.



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