El-Zakzaky, Wife Unfit To Stand Trial, Court Rules

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The Kaduna State High Court has again adjourned the trial of the embattled leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria,IMN, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, and his wife, Zeenat.

Justice Gideon Kurada adjourned the trial of the couple until April 23 and 24 during their arraignment in court on Monday.

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Both defendants were expected to take their plea at the resumed hearing of their case, but could not do so due to their poor health condition.

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Justice Kurada ruled that the defendants were not medically fit to stand trial hence the need for adjournment.

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He ordered the management of the Nigerian Correctional Service to fully comply with an earlier directive on February 6, that the IMN leader and his wife should be properly attended to by their personal physicians under close supervision by the facility management.

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El-Zakzaky and his wife are facing eight counts over allegations of culpable homicide, unlawful assembly, disruption of public peace, and criminal conspiracy among others.

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The charges were filed against them by the Kaduna State government.

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The defendants were brought to the court amid heavy security presence, about three weeks after the last hearing of the suit on February 6.

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