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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Govt Appeals Judgement Acquitting Members Of Islamic Movt

The Kaduna state government has appealed the judgement of the Kaduna High Court that sets nearly 100 members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria free and acquitted them some months ago. It will be recalled that the Kaduna State High Court presided by Justice Nyoms, sitting in Kaduna had on July 31st, 2018 upheld the “No case submission” in respect of an alleged culpable homicide against some members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria arrested since December, 2015 following the brutal massacre of members of the Movement and therefore discharged…

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Court Grants Sheikh Zakzaky’s Pleas To Seek Medical Care From Experts Of His Choice

Today the Kaduna state High court has granted the plea by the legal team of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, led by Barrister Femi Falana SAN that both Sheikh Zakzaky and his wife be allowed to seek medical care from experts of their choice within or outside as the state has been incapable of providing them with the care their ailing health condition demands. The court had earlier in November 2018 denied bail to the Defendants despite their visible ill health. However, at the hearing today, the Counsel for the…

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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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