The Kaduna State government has moved against the Kaduna High Court judgment as it has filed fresh terrorism charges against the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky.

This is coming after the state high court discharged and acquitted the embattled IMN leader over allegations of culpable homicide, unlawful assembly, disruption of public peace, among other criminal charges about 2 days ago.

According to Thisday, this disclosure was made by the Kaduna State Director of Public Prosecution, Mr Dari Bayero, on Friday, July 30, 2021, in Kaduna.

The state government also said it will appeal the recent ruling of the Kaduna state High Court which discharged and acquitted El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenat.

Bayero said the terrorism case was filed at the Federal High Court, Kaduna on July 26 adding that the case will be prosecuted by both the Federal and Kaduna State governments.

He said El-Zakzaky who was discharged and acquitted by a Kaduna State High Court on charges of culpable homicide among others is being charged under the Terrorism Act 2013.

Bayero said, “The federal ministry of Justice will send a team to come and prosecute with us.’’

In case you missed it

  • El-Zakzaky and his wife have been standing trial for about 4 years on an 8-count charge of alleged culpable homicide, disruption of the public peace, and unlawful assembly among others leveled against them by the Kaduna State Government.
  • It can be recalled that 2 days ago, a Kaduna State High Court had discharged and acquitted the embattled leader of the proscribed Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, and his wife, Zeenat.
  • The IMN leader and his wife stood trial over allegations of culpable homicide, unlawful assembly, disruption of the public peace, among other criminal charges since December 2015, following a clash between his followers and the convoy of the then Chief of Army Staff, Lt-General Tukur Yusuf Buratai, in Zaria.

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