Security Beefed Up In Kaduna As El-Zakzaky’s Trial Resumes

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Updated July 18, 2019
El-Zakzaky's Trial Resumes Monday In Kaduna
A file photo of Mr Ibrahim El-Zakzaky


Security beefed up in Kaduna state capital as the trial of embattled Leader of Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheik Ibrahim El- Zakzaky resumes today.

El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenat are facing an 8-count charge by the Kaduna state government over allegations of culpable homicide, unlawful assembly, and disruption of the public peace, among others.

The Presiding Judge, Justice Gideon Kurada, had during the last sitting on March 26, 2019, adjourned the case indefinitely following his appointment to serve as a member of the Elections Petitions Tribunal in Yobe state.

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Due to the absence of the trial judge during the last sitting on March 26, El-Zakzkay’s lawyer, Mister Femi Falana, expressed concern that his clients were in dire need of medical attention, the reason they could not appear in court.

Falana told Journalists that his clients have not been given adequate medical care since December 14, 2015, when they were detained.

Meanwhile, due to the resumed trial of Elzakzaky and his wife today, all major roads leading to the Kaduna state High Court Complex have been cordoned off by security operatives. Security is also beefed up at the court premises, to avert to the breakdown of law and order, especially with the recent violent protests by IMN members in Abuja, the nation’s capital.