Kaduna files fresh charges against El-Zakzaky

By our reporter/ Two days after he was freed by a court after a protracted legal battle, the Kaduna state government has filed fresh charges against Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN).

El-Zakzaky and his wife who were arraigned on an eight-count charge bordering on culpable homicide, unlawful assembly, and disruption of public peace.

However, presiding judge, Gideon Kurada, following a no case submission filed by Fem Falana, SAN, the shiite’s leaders counsel, ruled that the Kaduna government failed to establish a prima facie case against the defendants.

According to Channels Television report, Dari Bayero, Kaduna state director of public prosecution, said the fresh charges border on terrorism and treasonable felony against the state and the federal government.

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Bayero said El-Zakzaky will face the charges that are allegedly based on his actions before 2015.

Bayero further stated that the court is meant to issue an order for El-Zakzaky’s arrest for him to answer to the new charges.

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