Falana Asks Court To Quash Charges Against Sheikh Zakzaky Over Kaduna State’s Failure To Prove Case

The legal team of Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, has filed a motion asking the High Court in Kaduna to quash all charges against him. Sheikh Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenat, have been detained by the Nigerian Government since 2015 after hundreds of his followers were killed by the Nigerian Army in Zaria, Kaduna State. In the motion filed by rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), on behalf of Sheikh Zakzaky, deposed to by Muhammad Ibrahim Zakzaky, son of the detained IMN leader, and served on…

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Islamic Movt Conclusively Floors KDSG In Court Again

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria has today, Friday, 21/2/2020 again secured a favourable judgement in the case brought before the Kaduna State High Court against the last batch of its members detained since December 2015 following the heinous attacks by the Nigerian Army in Zaria. The court discharged and acquitted all the 100 remaining accused members and vindicated the Islamic Movement, thereby absolving both the leadership and membership of any blame in the events leading up to the Zaria massacre. This concludes the four-year legal battle, in which the Kaduna…

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Kaduna High Court Delivers Judgement Friday

This Friday, 21st February, 2020 —close to 2 years after about 100 members of the Islamic Movement similarly charged were discharged and acquitted and over 4 years since they were first detained — another 100 members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria will know their fate as a Kaduna High Court is set to deliver judgement in the case brought against them following arrest after the heinous Zaria massacre orchestrated by the Nigerian army. They are standing trial for some sundry offences including culpable homicide punishable by death. The Kaduna…

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Breaking: Kaduna High Court Delays Judgement

The Kaduna State High Court has delayed the passing of judgement in the “no-case” submission entered by the defence lawyers in the case filed by the Kaduna State government against the last batch of members of the Islamic Movement being detained since December 2015 following the heinous attacks by the Nigerian Army in Zaria. Reason given for the delay is that the Judge has not completed the writing of her judgment and would therefore not sit today. The 100 members of the Islamic Movement, who had earlier been brought to…

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2015 Zaria massacre: Kaduna High Court Delivers Judgement Today

Today, Thursday, 19/12/19  the Kaduna State High Court will deliver judgement in the “no-case” submission entered by the defence lawyers in the case filed by the Kaduna State government against the last batch of members of the Islamic Movement being detained since December 2015 following the heinous attacks by the Nigerian Army in Zaria. This will conclude the four-year legal battle, in which the Kaduna state government sued over 200 members of the Islamic Movement after the heinous Zaria genocide perpetrated by the Nigerian Army in December 2015 that led…

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We Are Vehemently Opposed To Subjecting Sheikh Zakzaky To Further Hardships In Whatever Guise

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria condemns the wicked antics adopted today in court by the Kaduna state government through their prosecuting counsels aimed at humiliating our leader, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky, and subjecting him to further hardships. These mischievous moves by the Elrufai government were equally meant to ridicule the formidable legal team of the Sheikh, who had consistently defeated the government’s team in all cases thus far, including securing a landmark favourable judgement ordering the immediate release of the ailing Sheikh and his wife, both of whom the government is…

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Sheikh Zakzaky To Return To Court December 5

A date has been fixed for the return to court of Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky and his wife for continuation of their case. Thursday December 5 is the new date. This is the first time since the botched assassination attempt of the ailing Sheikh in India by operatives of the NIA that the Sheikh will be appearing in court. It will be recalled that a Kaduna high court had granted Sheikh Zakzaky a leave to seek medical attention in India. That opportunity however was used by the Nigerian government to make…

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Zaria Massacre 2015: Kaduna High Court Fixes Dec 19 For Ruling

The Kaduna State High Court has fixed December 19 for ruling on the “no case submission” entered in the case instituted by Kaduna state government against members of the Islamic Movement, who were survivors of the heinous massacre of December 2015 in Zaria, but were arrested and have been standing trial since then.They are standing trial for alleged offences including that of culpable homicide punishable by death.The case is the other half of the same case and charges for which close to a hundred members of the Islamic Movement were…

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Zaria Massacre 2015: Kaduna High Court Fixes Dec 19 For Ruling

The Kaduna State High Court has fixed December 19 for ruling on the “no case submission” entered in the case instituted by Kaduna state government against members of the Islamic Movement, who were survivors of the heinous massacre of December 2015 in Zaria, but were arrested and have been standing trial since then.They are standing trial for alleged offences including that of culpable homicide punishable by death.The case is the other half of the same case and charges for which close to a hundred members of the Islamic Movement were…

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Kaduna High Court Discharges 9 After 3 Years Incarceration

The Kaduna State High Court presided by Justice Nyoms has discharged and acquitted 9 members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria who were arrested exactly three years ago while on their way to attend the Islamic Religious rite of Ashura mourning session in Kaduna. All the nine, including two women, stood trial in the Kaduna State High Court since September 2016. They were accused of being members of the Islamic Movement, unlawful assembly and intent to disturb the public among others. In his judgment, Justice Nyoms, said the prosecution didn’t…

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