Trial of Zakzaky, Wife Adjourned Indefinitely

The High Court in Kaduna on Monday adjourned indefinitely, the trial of leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zinat.

Sheikh El-Zakzaky and wife are standing trial over allegations of culpable homicide, unlawful assembly, and disruption of public peace, among others.

The judge, Justice Gideon Kurada, adjourned the long-drawn trial indefinitely, following his appointment to serve as the judge in the Presidential and National Assembly Elections Petitions Tribunal in Yobe.

Speaking to newsmen shortly after the adjournment, Femi Falana, Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and lead counsel to the defendants said, aside the absence of the trial Judge, his Clients (El-Zakzaky and wife Zinat), were in dire need of medical attention, the reason they could not appear in court.

Falana, said that his clients had not been given adequate medical care since Dec. 14, 2015 when they were detained.

“So the Court has adjourned Sine die, meaning indefinitely. My clients are yet to access any form of medical attention even after the court had ordered so.

“The Case had to be adjourned as both my clients need time to attend to their health,” Falana said.


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