In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 29th, September, 2020

Shiite’s Chief, El-Zakzaky Pleads Not Responsible

Shiite's Leader, El-Zakzaky Pleads Not Guilty

El Zazaky

Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky

Chief of the Islamic Motion in Nigeria (IMN), Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky on Tuesday, pleaded not responsible to the eight counts bordering on alleged culpable murder filed towards him in a Kaduna Excessive Court docket.

Justice Gideon Kurada took the plea of the IMN chief on the resumed listening to of the movement in a no-case-submission filed by El-Zakzaky on Aug. 7.

Justice Kurada had, nevertheless, mounted Sept. 29, for ruling within the movement, after counsel to the defendant, Abubakar Marshall, holding the temporary for Femi Falana, SAN, requested the court docket to quash the costs most well-liked towards El-Zakzaky by the federal government for not “disclosing an offence identified to regulation opposite to sections 36 (eight) and (12) of the 1999 structure as amended”.

On the resumed sitting, Kurada once more reserved ruling within the movement till listening to within the substantive swimsuit.

Additionally, the Choose, after taking the plea of the defendant adjourned till Nov. 18 and Nov. 19 to allow the prosecution current it’s witnesses.

The IMN chief filed the movement looking for the court docket to quash the State authorities’s case towards him for lack of proof.

The IMN chief and his spouse Zinat are standing trial on allegations of culpable murder, illegal meeting and disruption of public peace, amongst different prices.

Mr Dari Bayero, who led the prosecution, instructed reporters shortly after the listening to, that the State has assembled greater than 20 witnesses to present proof earlier than the court docket.

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