Kaduna files new charges against El-Zakzaky

Sheik Ibrahim El-Zakzaky

Kaduna State Government has filed fresh charges against leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky.

This comes about 48 hours after El-Zakzaky was discharged and acquitted by the state High Court of culpable homicide.

The state government’s fresh seven-count charges at a Federal High Court border on terrorism and treasonable felony.

Director of public prosecution in Kaduna Daris Bayero said a warrant of arrest would be issued for the IMN leader to face the fresh charges.

Mr Bayero further explained that some of El-Zakzaky’s actions which he is being charged with dated back before 2015.

Justice Gideon Kurada on Wednesday discharged El-Zakzaky and his wife Zeenat from the eight charges pressed against them by the state government for lack of merit.