Court Commences Hearing Next Week Tuesday On Sheikh Zakzaky’s Case In Kaduna

The Kaduna State High Court four, presided by Justice Gideon Kurada will on Tuesday next week 22nd January, 2019 commence hearing on the substantive suit brought against the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky and three others by the Kaduna State government. The revered Sheikh and three others including his wife, Malama Zeenatudeen Ibraheem are standing trial for alleged aiding and abbeting of sundry offences including culpable homicide punishable by death. It will be recalled that the same Kaduna High Court had delivered a judgement in…

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Sheikh Zakzaky’s Unconditional Release Order: Clearing Misconceptions

As we commemorate the 2nd Anniversary of the remarkable judgment delivered on 2nd December, 2016, it is pertinent to clear some misconceptions about the historic Judgment given in favour of the oppressed Sheikh Zakzaky and his wife by the Federal High Court, Abuja presided over by Hon. Justice Gabriel O. Kolawole on 2nd December, 2016 due to the fact that most people, including journalists, public affairs commentators, writers and even some of the members of the Islamic Movement sometimes get confused about the actual orders given by the Court on…

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Culpable Homicide: Chief Investigating Police Officer Seeks To Change Key Evidence

It was mild drama today in Kaduna state High Court being presided by Justice Gwada in the continuation of trial in the case of culpable how leveled against close to a hundred members of the Islamic Movement arrested about three years back during the Zaria massacre, as the Chief Investigating Police Officer tried to deny a previous evidence he gave in a similar case earlier. At the resumption of hearing today, the prosecutor, Barr Bayero Dari had told the court that he is prepared to present one of his witnesses,…

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Why Justice Kurada Refused Sheikh Zakzaky, Wife Bail

More facts have emerged as to the reasons why the Kaduna High Court, presided by Justice Gideon Isa Kurada refused to grant Sheikh Zakzaky and his wife bail last week. The court sitting last Wednesday denied the bail application filed by the counsel to the leader of Islamic Movement in Nigeria. Justice  Kurada, while agreeing that the defense counsels showed exceptional circumstances in that they established that the ailing Sheikh had been held for over two years without trial, they have failed to establish that the Sheikh and his wife are…

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“Disobedience to court order is corruption itself”, says Gummi

The Emir of Gummi, Justice Lawal Hassan Gummi (rtd.), says refusal to obey a court order is another form of corruption, noting that government must exemplify the change it promised before expecting citizens to follow suit. He said disrespect for the rule of law, bad governance, disobedience to court orders, non- compliance with electoral regulations by political parties, godfathers hijacking the electoral process and dwindling confidence in the justice system posed threats to Nigeria’s democracy. The monarch, who was the keynote speaker at the Barewa Old Boys Association annual lecture,…

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Fallout Of Army Brutal Attacks On Mourners, 300 Others Charged To Court In Abuja

Almost three hundred people arrested during the Arbaeen mourning procession in Abuja over the three days during which the Nigerian Army brutally attacked the mourners were charged to courts. The lucky survivors, including women and young boys, that only got arrested were variously charged to Magistrate courts in Abuja for alleged sundry charges including public disturbances and others. On Thursday, a hundred and twenty-eight of them were grouped into five groups and arraigned as follows: 8 were taken to Court Nine, 35 each were taken to Courts Eleven and fifteen,…

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Govt Plots Ways To Stall Possible Court Granting Bail To Sheikh Zakzaky

Reports reaching us from very reliable sources indicate that the government of President Buhari is sweating it out on how best they could avert a potential granting of bail to ailing Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky and his wife by the Kaduna state high court. These high level schemes are being discussed and they are leaving no stone unturned to see that the Judge doesn’t deliver his ruling on the bail application entered by the Sheikh’s lawyers led by Mr Femi Falana SAN. In the last two court sessions, flimsy excuses were…

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The Real Reasons Government Was Afraid To Present Sheikh Zakzaky In Court Today

The leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky was today not brought to the court as earlier scheduled, necessitating a further adjournment and delay in the court’s ruling on his bail application for another one month. Despite the tight security mounted in most parts of Kaduna metropolis with its attendant public inconveniences, the prosecution told the court that they were unable to bring the Sheikh to court because they don’t have enough security personnel due to the expected visit of the Vice President to Kaduna. It was…

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Sheikh Zakzaky’s Case Tomorrow: The Possibilities, The Likely Scenarios

Tomorrow the 4th of October, 2018 is destined to yet again be a historic day as the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky and his spouse will again appear in court to learn whether or not the court will grant them bail or not. The duo are standing trial in Kaduna state high court for sundry trumped up charges, including that of aiding and abetting culpable homicide. The trial, which came up as an afterthought, has largely stalled because of non appearance in court of two…

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Judge’s Absence: Kaduna High Court Adjourns Again

The Kaduna state high court presided by Justice Nyoms could not sit today as scheduled because of the absence of the Judge in the case brought against some, who were arrested as they trekked to attend a solemn religious occasion in Kaduna about two years ago. They are being accused for, among others, belonging to an “unlawful” organization. It will be recalled that the El-Rufai government used a combined team of thugs and police to persecute minority Shi’a observances since 2016, which led to the brutal murder of some of…

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