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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Kaduna High Court To Deliver Judgement Wednesday After 3 Years In Case Of Alleged Membership Of “Unlawful Society”

The Kaduna State High Court presided by Justice Nyoms has fixed tomorrow, Wednesday 11 October 2019 for delivering judgment in the case involving 9 people arrested exactly three years ago on their road to attend the Islamic Religious rite of Ashura mourning session in Kaduna and accused of being members of the Islamic Movement. Six of these are still in Kaduna Prison, including Mal. Ahmad Abubakar, Mal. Mansur Ahmad Karofi, Mal. Hasan Muhammad, Mal. Bilal Abubakar, Mal. Abubakar Sale Mustapha and Mal. Usman Sale Mustapha. Three others, including two women,…

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Breaking: Court Adjourns Hearing To Sept 11 In Suit Challenging IMN Proscription

The suit challenging the exparte order proscribing the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) has been adjourned till Wednesday, September 11, 2019. When the matter came up for hearing, the lawyer representing the federal government and Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Tayo Akota requested for more time to enable them carefully study the affidavit of the IMN. Chief Femi Falana, SAN who is leading the team of lawyers representing the Islamic Movement proposed the 2nd of September but the government’s lawyer informed the court that on that date they would…

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August 5 D-Day: Justice Or Impunity As Kaduna High Court Decides Whether To Let Sheikh Zakzaky Seek Medical Attention Abroad Or Not

August 5th 2019 has been destined to be a historic day, when it will be decided on whose side Justice Darius Khobo of the Kaduna High Court be between justice or impunity as he delivers his ruling on the application brought to it by the leader of the Islamic Movement, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky and his wife to seek medical attention outside this country. If the presiding judge goes with justice, he would consider the overwhelming evidence that shows that the applicants are known to be clearly very ill in detention,…

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Islamic Movt Has Obtained At Least 6 Judgements Against Govt In Last 4 Years Alone

It has been revealed that the Islamic Movement in Nigeria has obtained at least 6 favourable judgements against the government in the past four years alone. This was disclosed by Barrister Haruna Magashi in a 37 paragraph affidavit sworn in support of the application seeking an order setting aside, discharging and/or vacating the ex parte order of the Federal High Court made on the 26th July 2019, proscribing the existence and activities of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria in any part of Nigeria under whatever form, either in groups or…

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Breaking: Islamic Movt Files Motion Challenging Proscription By FG

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria has filed a motion to challenge the proscription of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria by the Federal Government. In the suit, filed by Falana & Falana Chambers, members of the Movement is challenging an order of the court declaring the Movement as a terror group and urging the Federal Government to issue a gazette proscribing the Islamic Movement. The suit was supported by a 37-paragraph affidavit sworn to by their lawyer, Mr Haruna Magashi, on Friday at the Federal High Court in Abuja. The Movement…

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Ozekhome, Falana: Shii’te Proscription Illegal, Immoral

Leading rights activists Chief Mike Ozekhome and Femi Falana, both Senior Advocates of Nigeria, on Saturday described the proscription of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) as illegal and immoral. Senior Advocates, Mike Ozekhome While Ozekhome said the proscription was “discriminatory”, Falana, who represents IMN leader Ibrahim el-Zakzaky, urged the Federal Government to withdraw the order. Ozekhome said: “The proscription by the government of the Shiites religious group is highly discriminatory, unconstitutional, as was the case of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB). “What group could be more terrorist than…

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Falana Tackles Adesina: Filing Of Appeal Doesn’t Justify Court Contempt

Human rights lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Mr. Femi Falana, has told the Presidential Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, that merely filing of appeal does not justify contempt of the court. Adesina was reported to have said that the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration refused to obey the orders of the Federal High Court for the release of Sheikh Ibraheem El-zakzaky from the ‘illegal’ custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) because it filed an appeal against the judgment of the Federal High Court delivered…

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