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BREAKING: El-Zakzaky, Wife Freed By Court 

El-Zakzaky and his wife
El-Zakzaky and his wife

July 28, (THEWILL) – A Kaduna State High Court on Wednesday discharged and acquitted the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, and his wife, of charges brought against them by the Kaduna State Government.

Justice Gideon Urada upheld the No-Case Submission filed by Zakzaky’s counsel, Femi Falana, saying that the witnesses presented by the prosecution counsel had been unable to establish any comnncection between the charges and the Accused.

El-Zakzaky and his wife have been standing trial in the court for the past four years on an eight-count charge of alleged culpable homicide, disruption of public peace and unlawful assembly, among others.

They were brought to court on Wednesday morning by officials of the Nigerian Correctional Service amidst tight security.