Kaduna Govt files fresh charges against Islamic cleric Elzakzaky after court acquittal

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Photo: Sheikh Elzakzaky

The Kaduna State government has filed fresh charges against the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Sheikh Ibrahim Elzakzaky.

The fresh action comes less than 48 hours after the embattled IMN leader was discharged and acquitted by a High Court of the state.

Justice Gideon Kurada had on Wednesday discharged and acquitted Elzakzaky and his wife Zeenat, from the eight charges pressed against them by the state government for lack of merit.

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The state government, dissatisfied with the judgment of the court,has filed a fresh seven-count charge against Elzakzaky at the Federal High Court.

Kaduna State Director of Public Prosecution, Daris Bayero, told Channels Television that the charges border on terrorism and treasonable felony against the state and federal government.

Bayero explained that some of the actions of the IMN leader upon which he is being charged with fresh allegations, were committed before his arrest in 2015.

“With these fresh charges, the court will consequently issue an order for the arrest of Elzakzaky for him to answer the charges,” Bayero added.

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