Falana alleges plans to frustrates Zakzaky’s release from Prison

Written by on August 2, 2021

Human rights lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria has alleged that the Kaduna State Government of filling fresh terrorism charges against the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenat, to frustrate their release from prison.

He made this known in a press statement titled, ‘New terrorism charge was hurriedly filed by Kaduna State Government to frustrate the release of Mallam Ibrahim El-Zakyzaky and Mallama Zeenat from prison custody’, on Sunday.

The Kaduna State Government had filed fresh terrorism charges against El-Zakyzaky and his wife, days after he was acquitted of murder following almost six years in detention.

A court in Kaduna had discharged El-Zakzaky and his wife on Wednesday because of a lack of evidence in a case involving the killing of a soldier in deadly clashes between their followers and troops in December 2015.

A court in 2016 had earlier ordered the couple to be released, but the authorities ignored the ruling.

Source: PUNCH

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