A file photograph of embattled IMN chief, Ibraheem Zakzaky,
The trial of the embattled chief of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibrahim Elzakzaky and his spouse Zeenat resumes right this moment at a Kaduna state excessive court docket sitting within the state capital.
Elzakzaky and his spouse are standing trial on an eight-count cost bordering on alleged culpable murder, illegal meeting and disruption of the general public peace, amongst others.
On Sept. 29, 2020, the IMN chief and his spouse pleaded not responsible when the costs have been learn to them.
The case was adjourned on March 8, 2021, by the presiding choose, Justice Gideon Kurada after the prosecuting counsel, Chris Umar introduced 14 witnesses who testified towards the IMN chief.
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Among the witnesses embrace two Army officers, a retired Director of State Security Service, law enforcement officials and a medical physician who testified earlier than the court docket.
Before adjourning the case over the past sitting on March 8, the court docket additionally admitted a number of gadgets in proof together with video recordings, Dane weapons, and SIMCARDS.
At the resumed trial right this moment, the prosecution counsel is predicted to current one further witness earlier than the court docket after which he’ll shut his case whereas the counsel to Sheikh Elzakzaky will open his defence.
Elzakzaky and his spouse Zeenat have been in detention since their arrest in December 2015 following a bloody conflict between IMN members and troopers in Zaria, Kaduna State.