A Kaduna State Excessive court docket has adjourned the trial of the embattled chief of the Islamic Motion in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his spouse, Zeenat.
The IMN chief is at the moment dealing with trial over allegations of culpable murder, illegal meeting, and disruption of public peace, amongst different fees. He had earlier been denied bail by the presiding Choose, Justice Gideon Kurada over the past sitting on November 7, 2018.
Within the utility for bail he filed on June 6, 2018, El Zakzaky’s lawyer, Maxwell Kyon, informed the court docket that his shopper’s well being had badly deteriorated because of accidents he sustained in 2015 and his lengthy keep within the custody of the DSS, therefore the necessity for him and his spouse to have entry to pressing medical consideration.
The prosecuting counsel, nevertheless, opposed the bail utility, contending that the explanations superior by El Zakzkay’s lawyer weren’t sufficient to grant him bail. In his ruling on the time, Justice Kurada stated El Zakzkay’s lawyer had failed to help his request for bail with sufficient medical proof that might permit the court docket to train its discretion in his favour.
Consequently, he ordered that each of them be remanded within the custody of the Division of State Safety Companies (DSS) all through the interval of their trial. The case was then adjourned to January 22, 2019, for accelerated trial. On the resumed listening to, the prosecuting counsel, Bayero Particles, stated the presiding decide once more, adjourned the trial to March 25, 2019, to allow El-Zakzaky and his spouse get correct medical consideration.