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Sheikh Zakzaky trial continues in Nigeria

Danjuma Abdullahi

Press TV, Kaduna

The prosecution in Sheikh Zakzaky’s trial finally completed the presentation of witnesses when the trial resumed in a Kaduna High Court where the Muslim cleric is standing trial for culpable homicide and other charges which he pleaded not guilty.

The prosecution lawyer expressed the hope that he will get a conviction following the presentation of credible witnesses. However, Zakzaky’s defense team dismissed the claim of the prosecution, as it affirmed an earlier position that there should not have a case against Islamic cleric.

Sheikh Zakzaky and his wife Zeenat have been in detention for over five years despite the ruling of a Federal High Court ordering for their release. Over three hundred and forty of Sheikh Zakzaky’s supporters were killed including three of his biological sons when soldiers of the Nigerian army attacked his home and worship center in December 2015.

Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky and his wife Zeenat are detained in the Kaduna Correctional Facility not far from this court house where the trial is taking place. Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky has just turned seventy and his supporters are calling for his immediate and unconditional release.

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