Nigeria: Zakzaky arraignment highlights government contempt of law and due process

The arraignment yesterday of Sheikh Ibrahim el-Zakzaky and his wife by the state High Court in Kaduna conforms to a pattern of government contempt for due process and law since they were detained in December 2015. The pair were forcibly moved overnight from the capital Abuja by Nigeria’s secret services (DSS) to the High Court in Kaduna to hear the charges fabricated against them. The authorities allege that the sheikh and supporters of his group abetted the commission of culpable homicide when they blocked roads in the city of Zaria…

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Nigeria Police Torture Members Of The Movement For Participating In Free Zakzaky Campaign

The brutal arm of the Nigeria police was evident in some of the members of the Islamic Movement who were arrested and detained by police for participating in Free Zakzaky procession in Abuja last week, when it emerged that they were tortured with naked flame in custody by the beastly policemen. The range of torture inflicted on these boys included burning their buttocks with fire and piercing their bodies with sharp hot metal. In addition, they were denied food and water as well as being denied access to prayers opportunity.…

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IGP Displays Dyslexic Characteristics As He Fumbles Reading His Prepared Speech

Dyslexia is a specific type of disability described by doctors characterized by having trouble in reading accurately and fluently. Ever since the Inspector General of Police (IGP) exhibited features of dyslexia in a video clip that has gone viral in Nigeria, people have been making jest of him on the social media. But then what other features of this mental disorder has the IGP exhibited before now? We take a look: The IGP, like most dyslexics, has exhibited many of the following traits and behaviors. These characteristics vary from day-to-day…

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