El-Zakzaky’s bail application hearing has been postponed to August 2.
The Kaduna State High Court on Wednesday adjourned the hearing on the bail application of the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky till August 2.
The court fixed August 2 following the arraignment of El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenat, by the state government on Wednesday, reports Channels Television.
The Shiite leader and his wife were charged with eight counts bordering on culpable homicide, unlawful assembly, and disturbance of public peace, among other allegations.
El-Zakzaky was brought to court after more than two years in detention. He was held as a result of confrontation of members of Shiite Muslims with the Nigerian military resulting in the death of more than 300 persons in Zaria, in Kaduna state.
Ahead of Ibrahim El-Zakzaki’s trial today, the Kaduna State Police Command announced total ban on all processions.
A statement issued Tuesday by the command spokesman, DSP Mukhtar Aliyu, said there would be heavy deployment of security personnel to safeguard the general public. And that the police would deal with any person or group that violates the ban.
The police had blocked all the roads leading to the court and diverted vehicles attempting to use the roads to alternative routes.
Ibrahim El-Zakzaki and wife were first arraigned on May 15, 2018, when the court adjourned the hearing on the application for their bail till June 21.
However, the matter could not be heard as scheduled due to the absence of the judge and the case was later adjourned till today, for the continuation of hearing on their bail application.