A Kaduna state high court has discharged and acquitted the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Sheikh Ibraheem El- Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenat Ibrahim.
Justice Gideon Kurada’s judgement on Wednesday comes after more than five years of incarceration of the leader of the proscribed group.
Justice Kurada said the case was not shown nor proven by the prosecutor.
El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenat, are standing trial on eight counts bordering on alleged culpable homicide, unlawful assembly, disruption of public peace, among others.
The defendants had pleaded not guilty to the charges preferred against them.
The couple have been in detention since 2015, after IMN supporters clashed with soldiers in Zaria, Kaduna
By Abel Ejikeme