IMN: Fresh charge against El-Zakzaky, wife, worst violation of judicial process – Falana

Written by on August 2, 2021

Human rights activist, Femi Falana on Sunday said the fresh charge of terrorism filed by the Kaduna State Government against the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, and his wife Zeenat constitutes the worst violation of the judicial process.

The Kaduna State High Court had last week dismissed the  8-count charge of conspiracy and abetment of culpable homicide level against the duo by the Kaduna State Government.

Falana, in a statement, said it had been reported in the media that the Kaduna State Government filed a new charge of terrorism and treasonable felony against El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenat, but said contrary to such reports the new charge was hurriedly filed in the Federal High Court at Kaduna on Tuesday, 26th July in a desperate bid by the government to frustrate the release of the defendants from further incarceration.

In the same vein, Falana stated that the filing of the proposed notice of appeal by the government would not constitute a stay of action with respect to the order for the release of the defendants.


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