Kaduna State High Court, presided over by Justice Gideon Kurada, will Wednesday July 28 determine the fate of the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibraheem el-Zakzaky, and his wife, Zeenah, who have been standing trial in the court for the past four years.
This was disclosed by the president of the Media Forum of the Islamic Movement, Ibraheem Musa, in a press statement on Tuesday.
He said the court would rule on the No-Case-Submission prayer presented by the lead counsel to el-Zakzaky, Mr Femi Falana SAN, in which he argued that even though the prosecution called 15 witnesses, none of them was able to establish any connection between the alleged crimes and Sheikh el-Zakzaky.
“If it can be recalled, two other courts had earlier upheld the no-case submission in respect of almost 200 members of the Islamic Movement who were charged with similar offences Sheikh Zakzaky is standing trial for, and were discharged and acquitted,” Musa said.
“Also in 2016, a Federal High Court in Abuja restored the fundamental human rights of the embattled Sheikh and his wife and set him free. However, the federal government refused to obey the court order.”