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Court adjourns trial of Shiite leader, El-Zakzaky, indefinitely

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Court adjourns trial of Shiite leader, El-Zakzaky, indefinitely

A Kaduna state High Court has adjourned indefinitely, the case against the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzakay and his wife, Zinat.

Backstory: Justice Gideon Kurada adjourned the case indefinitely due to his recent appointment to serve as on the Presidential and National Assembly Elections Petitions Tribunal in Yobe state.

The leader of the Islamic sect and his wife are currently standing trial for charges based on various allegations such as culpable homicide, unlawful assembly, and disruption of public peace among several others.

Reacting to the adjournment, counsel to the defense Femi Falana (SAN), stated that his clients are in dire need of medical attention, something they’ve not been able to properly receive since their arrest in 2015.

He further claimed that his clients had been deprived of proper medical attention since their arrest in 2015, despite a January 220, 2019 ruling which ordered the Kaduna state government to provide the defendants with the appropriate medic attention.

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