A Kaduna State High Court has today (Wednesday) discharged and acquitted the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky and his wife Zeenah Ibrahim who have been standing trial in the court for the past four years.
The court headed by Justice Gideon Kurada also ordered for the immediate release of the Nigerian Shiites leader and his wife who have been in detention since December 2015.
It would be recalled that, two other courts had earlier upheld the no case submission in respect of almost 200 members of the Islamic Movement who were accused with similar charges Sheikh Zakzaky is standing trial for, and were discharged and acquitted.
Also, in 2016 a federal high court in Abuja restored the fundamental human rights of the embattled Sheikh and his wife and set them free.
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