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Kaduna govt files fresh charges against Zakzaky, wife

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The Kaduna State Government has filed fresh charges against the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN, Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, and his wife, following discharge and acquittal of the leader by the state High Court.

Justice Gideon Kurada had on Wednesday discharged and acquitted Mr Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenat, from the eight charges pressed against them by the state government for lack of merit.

Speaking with The Channels on Friday, counsel to the state government, Dari Bayero, explained that fresh charges have been filed against the IMN leader under the Treason and Treasonable Offences Act before a Federal High Court.

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Mr Bayero, who is also the state Director of Public Prosecution, explained that the state government was not in agreement with the reasoning and conclusion of the state High Court.

“We are going to appeal, there is no doubt about it, in fact, we have obtained the court judgment because we are not in agreement with my Lord’s reasoning and conclusion, it is not in consonance with the facts on ground,” Mr Bayero said.

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