The Kaduna state government has filed new set of charges against leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) Ibraheem El-Zakzaky
This is coming about two days after a high court in Kaduna freed El-Zakzaky and Zeenat, his wife.
While upholding a no-case submission by El-Zakzaky and his wife, the judge Gideon Kurada, the matter, ruled that the Kaduna government failed to establish a prima facie case against the defendants.
The Shiite El-Zakzaky and his wife were arraigned on an eight-count charge bordering on culpable homicide, unlawful assembly, and disruption of public peace.
The defendants had pleaded not guilty to the charges preferred against them.
They had been in custody since 2015 when members of IMN, better known as Shi’ites, clashed with soldiers in Zaria, Kaduna.
Director of public prosecution, Dari Bayero, said that the fresh charges border on terrorism and treasonable felony against the state and the federal government.
Bayero said El-Zakzaky will face the charges that are allegedly based on his actions before 2015.
The director said the court is meant to issue an order for El-Zakzaky’s arrest for him to answer to the new charges.