High court fixes October 4 to rule on El-Zakzaky's bail application

High court fixes October 4 to rule on El-Zakzaky's bail application

- October 4 has been fixed for ruling of the bail application of the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Ibrahim Zakzaky and his wife Zeenat

- Justice Gideon Kurada adjourned the matter after counsel to the defendants moved the application for the bail of the first and second defendants

- Eight-counts were brought against the IMN leader, his wife and the two other leaders

A Kaduna high court on Thursday, August 2, fixed October 4 to rule on the bail application of the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Ibrahim Zakzaky and his wife Zeenat.

The presiding judge, Justice Gideon Kurada, adjourned the matter after counsel to the defendants; Maxwell Kyon, moved the application for the bail of the first and second defendants.

Kyon told reporters the prosecution had served the 3rd and 4th defendants,Yakubu Yahaya and Sanusi Abdulqadir, respectively, standing trial with the Shiites leader. He said the Defense Counsel had filed their bail application to the court and the prosecution had also filed their response.

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He said that October 4 had been fixed for ruling of the bail application.

Meanwhile, the Prosecution Counsel, Chris Umar, confirmed to the News Agency of Nigeria after the court session that the 3rd and 4th respondents had been served through publications in national newspapers.

NAN reports that the Kaduna state government had brought an eight-count against the IMN leader, his wife and the two other IMN leaders based in Katsina and Kano.

The IMN leader, his wife, Yahaya and Abdulqadir were charged for alleged conspiracy, abating culpable hom*cide among other related offences.

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In a previous report by Legit.ng, the Kaduna state high court, on Wednesday, July 11, adjourned the hearing on the bail application of the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, till August.

The court fixed August 2 after El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenat, were arraigned by the state government.

Channels TV reports that the Shiite leader and his wife were charged with eight counts bordering on culpable homi*ide, unlawful assembly, and disturbance of public peace, among other allegations.

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