Court Acquits, Discharges El-Zakzaky & Wife, Orders Their Immediate Release

The Kaduna State High Court has acquitted and discharged the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Sheikh Ibraheem and his wife, Zeenat Ibrahim.

El- Zakzaky and his wife have been standing trial in the court for the past four years.

Justice Gideon Kurada in judgement
delivered on Wednesday
said the case was not shown nor proven by the prosecutor.

The couple have been in detention since 2015, after IMN supporters clashed with soldiers in Zaria, Kaduna.

El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenat, are standing trial on eight counts bordering on alleged culpable homicide, unlawful assembly, disruption of public peace, among others.

The defendants had pleaded not guilty to the charges preferred against them.

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