Court Rules on El-Zakzaky’s ‘No Case Submission’ May 25


A Kaduna State High Court has fixed May 25 for ruling on the “no case” submission filed by the leader of Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Sheikh Ibraheem EL-Zakzaky, and his wife, Zeenat.

El-Zakzaky and Zeenat have been standing trial for culpable homicide punishable with death, and criminal conspiracy, filed against them by the Kaduna State government, following a bloody clash between IMN followers and the convoy of the then Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Tukur Burutai, in Zaria in December 2015.

At the resumed hearing yesterday, the prosecution closed its case after calling its last witness, bringing the number of witnesses it presented in court to 15.

Addressing reporters after the court session, lead counsel to IMN leader, Femi Falana (SAN), who was represented by Marshal Abubakar, said: “Eventually, they called the last witness today; there are 15 witnesses. The last (witness) was called today to testify to the happenings and events of December 12 and 14, 2015.”

The Nation

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