Kaduna High Court Assures Of Tight Security Ahead Of El-Zakzaky’s Trial
The Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN leader, his wife, Yahaya and Abdulqadir were charged with alleged conspiracy and abating culpable homicide, among other related offences.
Justice Gideon Kurada adjourned the matter after the prosecution counsel, Dari Bayero, complained of lack of adequate security in Kaduna town.
The prosecution explained that the security agencies had drafted personnel to strategic areas of the state to provide security for the visit of the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osibanjo, to Kaduna State.
Kurada therefore adjourned the case to November 7, to rule on the bail application.
Both the defence and prosecution counsel later told newsmen that the heads of security agencies in the state had complained of their inability to draft adequate personnel to provide security at the court.
Meanwhile, Bayero told reporters that the third and fourth defendants, Yakubu Yahaya and Sanusi Abdulqadir, standing trial with the Shiites’ leader, were yet to be arrested.
It would be recalled that the third and fourth defendants were served court summons through substituted services in publications in the media.
The Kaduna State Government had brought eight charge against the IMN leader, his wife and the two other IMN leaders based in Katsina and Kano states.