Shiite Leader, El-zakzaky And His Wife To Remain In DSS Custody

According to report, 65-year-old leader of Shiite Islamic sect, Sheik Ibrahim Zakzaky and his wife have been denied bail by the Kaduna High Court sitting on Wednesday.

The bail application filed by counsel to the leader of Islamic Movement in Nigeria was denied by the Presiding Judge, Justice Gideon Kurada, who said in his ruling that the accused persons have not shown any substantial medical evidence to grant them bail in their written application.

Therefore he ordered that the two accused persons should remain in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) throughout the period of their trial, while adjourning the case till January 22, 2019, for accelerated hearing.

Recall that the IMN leader is facing trial for alleged murder, culpable homicide, unlawful assembly, and disruption of public peace, among other charges and he was first arraigned with his wife on May 15, 2018, following their arrest in Zaria, in December 2015.

When the matter came up for hearing on October 4, 2018, the presiding judge, Justice Gideon Kurada adjourned his ruling on their bail application to November 7, 2018 due to the absence of the IMN leader and his wife in court as a result of the visit of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to the state on that date.

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