Kaduna government prays court to sentence Zakzaky

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The lead counsel in the trial of the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky, and his wife Zeenat, has prayed to the Kaduna High Court to overrule the defense and sentence defendants as provided by the law.

The lead counsel, Dari Bayero, while speaking with newsmen shortly after Justice Gideon Kurada adjourned the case to May 25 for the defendants to open their defense in the trial, said the state had closed its case after presenting its 15th witness in the trial.

But counsel to Sheikh Zakzaky, Femi Falana, told reporters that his team would open its defense in the case at the adjourned date.

Falana, represented by Marshall Abubakar, said they would, after consulting with the defendants’ file and enter a no-case-submission before the court.

According to him, the defense had earlier prayed the court to quash the charge.

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