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Tension as court denies Shi’ites’ leader El Zakzaky, wife bail

Tension as court denies Shi’ites’ leader El Zakzaky, wife bail

A court in Kaduna on Wednesday denied bail to leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) also known as Shi’ites, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife.

His continued detention after he was granted bail by a court In November 2016 has seen his followers embarking on several protests that has seen them clashing with security forces leading to loss of lives and injuries.

Before his appearance in court on Wednesday, the Kaduna State Police Command had restricted movement within Kaduna metropolis.

A press release signed by the police public relations officer DSP Yakubu Abubakar Sabo warned that the ban on all forms of demonstration or processions was still in full force.

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The police further called on residents of the city to beware of their movements.

When El-Zakzaky appeared before the Kaduna State High Court on Wednesday, the court presided over by Mr. Justice Gideon Kurada, refused him bail on the grounds that he did not attach a medical report to his application.

The IMN leader and his wife are therefore to remain in the custody of the Department of State Security (DSS) until January 22, 2019.

 

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