IMN Joins The Rest Of The World To Mark International Day Of Justice Today

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria will join the rest of the world to mark the World International Day of Justice later today, Wednesday 17th July, 2019. World Day for International Justice unites all those who wish to support justice, promote rights of the victims, also help in preventing crime that threaten peace, security and well-being of the world. Clearly, there has not been any other singular person in Nigeria today that has been so deprived of Justice as the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky. Sheikh…

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Sheikh Zakzaky Must Not Be Allowed To Die,’ Falana Warns FG

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and human rights activist, Mr Femi Falana, has cautioned the Federal Government against the continued detention of Sheik Ibraheem Elzakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria. He gave the warning in a statement sent to Channels Television on Tuesday. Falana wondered why the government has continued to keep the leader of the Shiites in custody despite court judgements ordering his release. He added that medical experts have confirmed that Sheikh Zakzaky was ill and recommended that he should be flown out of the…

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Sheikh Zakzaky: Time For Freedom

Sometimes ago, four years now or thereabout, the Nigerian Chief of Army Staff, Gen. Tukur Buratai, was passing by Zaria, a city in Kaduna state, when his convoy ran into a procession by the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, (IMN) popularly known as Shiites, led by the incarcerated Sheikh Ibrahim el-Zakzaky. For the Nigerian military high command a motorcade transporting the Army Chief of Staff was blocked by followers of Zakzaky, who began to attack the convoy before troops responded with force. But according to the IMN, unarmed worshippers were attacked…

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Point Of Correction: Sheikh Zakzaky Was Freed By Court; Not Granted Bail

Quite a number of people erroneously talk of Sheikh Zakzaky being granted bail. The reality however is that he was entirely set free by the judgement of Federal High Court, presided by Hon Justice GO Kolawole, declaring the detention of the Sheikh as unconstitutional and a breach of his fundamental rights, and therefore ordered for his release from custody and payment of compensation. This has been contemptuously been defied by the Buhari government with impunity. In the light of the above and the constant erroneous position taken to interpret the…

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Kaduna High Court Fixes July 18 To Hear Motion For Zakzaky’s Bail On Medical Grounds

Thursday July 18th, 2019 has been fixed by the Kaduna State High Court to hear the motion for bail on health grounds filed by the defense lawyers of the ailing leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky and his wife. The health situation of the duo have continued to deteriorate in detention, particularly that of the Sheikh, who is reportedly said to have suffered yet another mild stroke in addition to the very high toxic levels of heavy metals including lead. Last year in January, the Sheikh…

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“I Won’t Be Able To Rule On Your Case” Federal High Court Judge Tells IMN Members, Transfers Case

A judge of the Federal High Court number two in Kaduna, Justice Zainab Abubakar has openly expressed her inability to deliver judgement in the case of enforcement of the Fundamental Rights of members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria resident in Kaduna. Some members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria living in Kaduna had approached the court sometimes back in 2017 seeking the court to enforce their fundamental rights to worship, assemble peacefully and to propagate or manifest their faith singly or in company of others, privately or in the…

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Flashback: Sheikh Zakzaky’s Only Surviving Son Petitions NBA Against Former AGF Malami

The only surviving son of the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Muhammad Ibrahim Zakzaky, petitioned the Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee and the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), urging them to uphold punitive measures against the immediate past Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Malami Abubakar, SAN for what he described as the “gross misconduct” displayed by the former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of justice, Malami Abubakar SAN for failing in his duties to enforce the judgment of the Federal High Court, Abuja that ordered…

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Nigerian Army Begs Court To Give Secret Testimony Against Members Of The Islamic Movement

In what appears to be a face saving move, the Nigerian Army officers listed as witnesses in the case of alleged culpable homicide against some members of the Islamic Movement arrested since December 2015 during the infamous Zaria massacre have asked to be allowed to testify in camera, citing what they call fear for their safety as reason.q The odd request was part of an application filed by the prosecutors before the Kaduna High Court presided by Justice Gwada that is trying close to a hundred other members of the…

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‎Appeal Court Throws Out Govt’s Appeal Against Two Judgements In Favour Of Islamic Movt For Lacking Merit

The Kaduna Court of Appeal today Thursday 28th March, 2019 threw out two appeals brought by the Kaduna state government against two landmark judgements given by two separate Kaduna High Courts that discharged and acquitted members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria for lack of merit. In first of the two appeals, the Kaduna state government had appealed against the judgement of the state High court that in November 2017 discharged and acquitted 15 members of the Islamic Movement who were arrested a few days after the Zaria massacre in…

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Free Zakzaky Procession Hit Central Kaduna To Herald Series Of Cases This Week Involving The Islamic Movement

Thousands of members of the Islamic Movement filled the streets of central Kaduna to renew their call for freedom for Sheikh Zakzaky and his wife, whose case comes up tomorrow, Monday 25th March, 2019 at the state high court. Two other cases involving members of the Movement come up also in Kaduna within the week. After the court hearing involving the Sheikh on Monday, there will also be a case on Wednesday 27th March, 2019 involving some other members of the Movement arrested since December 2015, who are facing charges…

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