Kaduna Court Denies Zakzaky Bail

A Kaduna State High Court sitting has denied the bail application filed by counsel to the leader of Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Sheikh Ibrahim El Zakzaky and his wife.

In his ruling on Wednesday, the presiding Judge, Justice Gideon Kurada said the accused persons have not shown any substantial medical evidence to grant them bail in their written application.

The judge then ordered that the two accused persons should remain in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) throughout the period of their trial.

Justice Kurada thereafter adjourned the case to January 22, 2019, for accelerated hearing.

Zakzaky is facing trial over allegations of culpable homicide, unlawful assembly, and disruption of public peace, among other charges.

El-Zakzaky has been in custody of the Department of State Service, DSS, since 2015 when members of his movement attacked the convoy of the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gn Tukur Buratai in Zaria.

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