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Again, court adjourns El-Zakzaky’s arraignment to August 2


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A Kaduna State High Court on Wednesday adjourned the arraignment of the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN, Ibrahim Zakzaky and his wife Zinat, until August 2nd.

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Justice Gideon Kurada, the presiding Judge, adjourned the case to enable the prosecution serve the two other persons standing trial with the Shiites leader.

Speaking after the court session, the prosecution counsel, Chris Umar, stated that the adjournment was to enable them serve the 3rd and 4th respondents in the charges.

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Also speaking, counsel to El- Zakzaky, Mr Maxwell Kyom, said the other respondents in the charges before the court were yet to be served.

Kyom who declined to mention the names of the 3rd and 4th respondents stated that, “the 3rd and 4th respondents are not necessarily in the matter until they have been served”.

Explaining further, he said that they had filed their bail application to the court and the prosecution had also filed their response, though it was late.

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“In respect to that, we also applied for a short date to reply the prosecution’s counter-affidavit.”

The Kaduna State Government had brought an eight-count charge against the IMN leader and his wife.

The IMN leader, his wife and two others have been charged for alleged conspiracy, promoting culpable homicide among other related offences


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