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JUST IN: Court Acquits El-Zakzaky, Wife

A Kaduna State High Court on Wednesday freed the embattled leader of the proscribed Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife.

Justice Gideon Kurada of Kaduna High Court has discharged and acquitted the Shi’ites leader, Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenat.

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The IMN leader and his wife stood trial over allegations of culpable homicide, unlawful assembly, among other criminal charges in December 2015, following a clash between his followers and the convoy of the then Chief of Army Staff, Lt-General Tukur Yusuf Buratai in Zaria.

The court had fixed July 28 for ruling in the no-case submission filed by Zakzaky.

Briefing journalists after the secret trial, counsel to Zakzaky, Marshal Abubakar, said the court upheld their no-case submission and agreed the case lacked merit.

Source: TheNation, Vanguard.

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