Court To Hear Zakzaky's Bail On October 4
Two months from now, the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Ibrahim Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenatudeen, also referred to as Zinat, will know if they will leave detention facility or not.
This is because a Kaduna High Court on Thursday fixed October 4 to rule on the bail application of the leader of Zakzaky and Zinat.
It is not the first time that Zakzaky's bail application will be heard.
A Federal high court in Abuja had in December 2016 granted Zakzaky's bail application granted, but the man has remained detained.
At the hearing held in Kaduna court on Thursday, the Presiding Judge, Justice Gideon Kurada, adjourned the matter after counsel to the defendants; Mr Maxwell Kyon, moved the application for the bail of the first and second defendants.
Kyon told reporters the prosecution had served the 3rd and 4th defendants,Yakubu Yahaya and Sanusi Abdulqadir, respectively. They are both standing trial with the Shiites leader.
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Kyon said the Defence Counsel had filed their bail application to the court and the prosecution had also filed their response.
He said that October 4, had been fixed for ruling of the bail application.
Meanwhile, the Prosecution Counsel, Chris Umar, confirmed to the News Agency of Nigeria after the court session that the 3rd and 4th respondents had been served through publications in the Daily Trust and The Nation newspapers.
The Kaduna State Government had brought an eight-count charge against the IMN leader, his wife and the two other IMN leaders based in Katsina and Kano.
The IMN leader, his wife, Yahaya and Abdulqadir were charged for alleged conspiracy, abating culpable homicide among other related offences.
They were arrested after the IMN clashed with military personnel in the state in 2015.
Few months ago, a lawyer to the accused, Mr Femi Falana, told Bounce News that Zakzaky was going blind, demanding that he should be given an opportunity to go for medical treatment abroad.
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