UPDATE: TRIAL OF EMBATTLED IMN LEADER, SHEIKH IBRAHIM EL-ZAKZAKY AND HIS WIFE ADJOURNED TILL JANUARY 2021
The trial of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) leader, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, and his wife, Zeenat, which began on Wednesday, November 18, at the Kaduna State High Court has been adjourned to January 25 and 26, 2021.
The President, Media Forum of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), Ibrahim Musa, who confirmed the development, stated that the two-month adjournment is of great concern to members of the movement considering the health status of the Sheikh and his wife.
Recall that in December 2015, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zazaky and his wife, Zinat, were arrested and detained following a conflict between members of the IMN and the Nigerian Army.
They are both facing trial on eight counts of homicide, unlawful assembly, and disruption of public peace, among others.
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El-Zazaky, who arrived at the Kaduna High Court on Tuesday, September 29, had asked the court to revoke the case leveled against them for lack of evidence.
The Court's Presiding Judge, Justice Gideon Kurada, however dismissed the no-case submission and said the court would continue with the trial.
Justice Kurada said El-Zakzaky's application was premature in view of the clear provisions of the Kaduna State administration of criminal justice.