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Just In: Court Discharges Nigerian Shiites leader., Ibrahim Elzakzaky and wife

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Kaduna State High Court has acquitted and discharged the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Sheikh Ibraheem El- Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenat Ibrahim who have been on trial for four years.

In a judgement delivered today, Wednesday, 28 July, Justice Kurada said the case was not shown nor proven by the prosecutor. El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenat, are standing trial on eight counts bordering on alleged culpable homicide, unlawful assembly, disruption of public peace, among others.

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However, the defendants had pleaded not guilty to the charges preferred against them. The couple have been in detention since 2015, after IMN supporters clashed with soldiers in Zaria, Kaduna.

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