Court Adjourns El-Zakzaky’s Trial to January 2021
Justice Gideon Kurada of the Kaduna State High Court on Thursday has adjourned the trial of the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, and his wife, Zeenat, to January 25 and 26, 2021 for further hearing.
El-Zakzaky and his wife are standing trial on an eight-count charge bordering on alleged culpable homicide, unlawful assembly and disruption of public peace, among others.
The duo has been in detention since December 2015, following a clash between IMN members and the Nigerian Army personnel in Zaria, Kaduna State.
El-Zakzaky’s counsel, Femi Falana, told newsmen in an interview that three of the witnesses that testified were the defendants’ neighbours in Zaria, while the fourth witness was a Director of the State Security Service (SSS) in Kaduna State.