A Kaduna State High Court will today (Wednesday) rule on the bail application filed by counsel to the leader of Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Sheikh Ibrahim El Zakzaky and his wife.
El Zakzaky is facing trial over allegations of culpable homicide, unlawful assembly, and disruption of public peace, among other charges.
The sect leader and his wife were first arraigned on May 15, 2018, following their arrest in Zaria, in December 2015.
When the matter came up for hearing on October 4, 2018, the presiding judge, Justice Gideon Kurada adjourned his ruling on their bail application to November 7, 2018 due to the absence of the IMN leader and his wife in court as a result of the visit of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to the state on that date .
The judge however fixed today for the ruling following the written application filed by El-Zakzaky’s counsel during the last sitting on August 2, 2018.
Concise News had reported that some protesters in Iran have threatened to overthrow the President Muhammadu Buhari government over the continued detention of El-Zakzaky.
Zakzaky has been in detention since December 2015 when his followers clashed with members of the Nigerian Army in Zaria, Kaduna state.
The sect leader has been granted bail but the federal government has refused to free him.