Court orders transfer of El-Zakzaky, wife from SSS custody to prison

Court orders transfer of El-Zakzaky, wife from SSS custody to prison

- A Kaduna state high court has ordered the transfer of Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky and his wife from SSS custody to prison

- The presiding judge said the order was to ensure that they have access to their lawyers and doctors

- The case was subsequently adjourned to Thursday, February 6, 2020, for the commencement of trial

Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky and his wife may be heading to the prison, which is newly christened correctional centre by the federal government.

The development is as a result of the order of a Kaduna state high court asking that the embattled Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) leader and his wife be transferred from the custody of the State Security Service (SSS) to a correctional centre in the state.

The presiding judge, Justice Gideon Kudafa, said on Thursday, December 5, that the order is to ensure that El-Zakzaky and his wife have access to their lawyers and doctors.

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Kudafa subsequently adjourned the case to Thursday, February 6, 2020, for the commencement of trial.

The IMN leader is facing trial over allegations of culpable hom*cide, unlawful assembly, and disruption of the public peace, among other charges.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that the activist turned politician, Omoyele Sowore and his co-accused, Olawale Bakare, kicked against the federal government’s request for their transfer from the custody of the SSS to prison.

They described the request as frivolous, vexatious and contempt of the court.

This is contained in their notice of preliminary objection filed on Tuesday, December 3, before the court to challenge the federal government’s fresh application.

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