Court Frees El-Zakzaky, Wife

FRCN Abuja

A Kaduna State High Court has ordered the release of the embattled leader of the proscribed Islamic movement in the country, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife.

On Wednesday, the Presiding Judge, Justice Gideon Kurada upheld the no-case submission filed by Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky and his wife in an alleged unlawful assembly, culpable homicide and disruption of public peace levelled against them by the Kaduna state government.

The judge in his ruling held that the prosecution failed to establish a prima facie case against the defendants.

Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife had been standing trial for four years on an eight-count charge of alleged culpable homicide, disruption of public peace and unlawful Assembly among others levelled against them by the Kaduna State Government.

Their lead counsel and a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr Femi Falana, had on July 1, argued that all the witnesses presented by the prosecution counsel could not establish any alleged crimes committed by Sheikh El-Zakzaky and his wife.

Mr Falana prayed the court to rule in favour of his clients and dismiss the charges levelled against them as there was no criminal case that has been established against them.

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