Ibrahim El-Zakzaky: Tension, Tight Security As Cleric's Trial Resumes in Kaduna

Ibrahim El-Zakzaky: Tension, Tight Security As Cleric's Trial Resumes in Kaduna

  • After months of being in detention, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky will face court charges at the Kaduna high court on Wednesday, July 28
  • The leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, as reported by media sources, has been brought to the court
  • El-Zakzaky's resumed trial has necessitated the heavy presence of security officials around the environs of the court

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Kaduna - Officers of the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) are on red alert around the area and premises of the Kaduna state high court following the resumption of Ibrahim El-Zakzaky's trial.

The leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) and his wife, Zeinat, according to Channels TV, were brought to the court chambers by operatives of the Nigerian correctional Service on Wednesday, July 28.

Ibrahim El-Zakzaky before his trial
The cleric's trial resumes on Wednesday, July 28, at the Kaduna high court (Photo: IMN)
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The case will be presided over by Justice Gideon Kurada who among other allegations will look into charges like the disruption of public peace unlawful assembly made against El-Zakzaky, PM News also reported

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Falana writes Malami, demands release of El-Zakzaky, wife

Meanwhile, an erudite lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana, had written a letter to the attorney-general of the federation, Abubakar Malami, demanding the release El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zeinat.

The letter titled "Request for compliance with court orders in favour of Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky and Hajia Zeinat El-Zakzaky" was written by Falana to Malami on Thursday, January 2.

In the letter, Falana urged the attorney general to obey several court orders directing the Shiite leader to be released on bail.

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Falana disagreed with Malami's submission that it is the Kaduna state government that can release the Shiite leader.

He noted that it had been the federal government and the executive that had been explaining why El-Zakzaky remained in detention and not the Kaduna government.

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El-Zakzaky's wife's COVID-19 status disclosed

It was reported some months back that the Shiite leader's wife allegedly contracted COVID-19 at the Kaduna correctional centre.

The Nigerian Correctional Service was ordered by a Kaduna state high court to release her for treatment.

However, the management of the correctional centre denied the report.

Source: Legit

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