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You Are Discharged And Acquitted, Court Tells El-Zakzaky, Wife

The Kaduna State High Court has discharged and acquitted the leader of proscribed Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, and his wife, Zeenah, after four years in detention.

Justice Gideon Kudura, who presided over the case, in his ruling on Wednesday, upheld the no-case submission filed by the embattled Shi’ite leader’s lawyer, Femi Falana, arguing that the witnesses presented by the prosecution counsel have not been able to establish any connection between the charges and the accused.

Recall that El-Zakzaky and his wife had been standing trial in the court for the past four years on an eight-count of alleged culpable homicide, disruption of public peace and unlawful Assembly among others levelled against them by the Kaduna state government.

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