A Kaduna State High court sitting in the state capital has dismissed the no-case-submission appeal filed by the embattled leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zazaky and his wife Zeenat.
The cleric has been in custody since 2015 standing trial on eight counts of culpable homicide, unlawful assembly and disruption of the public peace, among other allegations.
The IMN leader, who was brought to court on Tuesday morning amid tight security, had asked the court to dismiss the Kaduna State government’s case against them for lack of evidence.
During the last sitting on August 7, the presiding Judge, Justice Gideon Kurada fixed September 29 for ruling on the no-case submission, after counsel to the defendants, Abubakar Marshall, holding the briefs for the lead counsel, Femi Falana, had asked the court to cancel the charges brought against the cleric.
The Prosecution Counsel, Dari Bayero also adopted his final arguments in the matter.
The court however ordered the continuation of the trial following the dismissal.