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Court adjourns trial of Zakzaky, wife till Jan 25

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A Kaduna State High Court presided over by Justice Gideon Kurada on Thursday adjourned the trial of the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria , otherwise known as ‘Shi, ’ite ’ , Sheikh Ibraheem El -Zakzaky , and wife , Zeenat, till January 25 and 26 , 2020 for further hearing .

The court adjourned after the six witnesses called by the prosecution counsel led by Dari Bayero , testified before it .

Eight counts bordering on culpable homicide , unlawful assembly , disruption of public peace , among others were filed against the IMN leader and his wife by the Kaduna State Government .

At the resumption of hearing on Thursday , a former director from the State Security Service was among the four witnesses called , while others were Zakzaky ’s neighbours at Gyallesu in Zaria .

According to Femi Falana ( SAN) , who spoke to newsmen shortly after a visit to the Kaduna Correctional centre, the testimonies were given in secret , noting that the prosecution called four witnesses .

Falana said, “ Prosecution called four witnesses today – a retired director of SSS and three other witnesses who are neighbours of our clients .”



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