12 July 2018

Nigeria: Court Adjourns Ibraheem El-Zakzaky's Murder Case

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Ibrahim El-Zakzaky.

A Chief Magistrate court sitting in Kaduna has adjourned till August 2 the murder case brought before it by the Kaduna State Government against leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky and his wife, Malama Zeenatu.

The case according to counsel to the first and second respondents, Barrister Maxwell Kyon, was adjourned to enable the prosecutors serve two other accused persons joined in the case.

Journalists and other members of the public were barred from gaining access to the court premises.

Business activities were crippled around Kaduna metropolis, while schools and banks around the city center were closed for fear of breakdown of law and order.

Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the killing of several people, including a district head, in and around the village of Gandi in Rabah Local Government of Sokoto State by bandits.

Buhari said "this wanton violence against innocent people won't be tolerated by this government, and we are working round the clock to identify the people sponsoring these heartless attacks."

According to the President, in a statement signed by Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, "it is curious why any group of mass murderers would be targeting and killing innocent people for no just reason."

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