The trial of the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky, and his wife, Zeenat, has been adjourned to January 25 and 26, 2021. The trial began on Wednesday at the Kaduna State High Court.
However, the President of the Media Forum of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), Ibrahim Musa, has said that the two-months adjournment is of great concern to members of the movement considering the deteriorating health of the Sheikh and his wife.
The new date was fixed following the admission of six witnesses tendered by the prosecution counsel led by Dari Bayero.
The State presented two army officers who testified in secret before Justice Gideon Kurada of the Kaduna High Court on Wednesday.
A director from State Security Services, DSS, was among four witnesses admitted on Wednesday.
The others are residents of Gyallesu where the Sheikh lived before the army’s attack in December 2015.
Although the testimony was given in secret, the officers and other witnesses were made to go through thorough cross-examination and they gave evidence of the operation that lasted between the 12th and the 14th of December 2015.
The Kaduna State Government charged Sheikh Zakzaky and Zeenah with eight counts bordering on alleged culpable homicide, unlawful assembly and disruption of public peace among other charges, to which they both pleaded not guilty on September 29th, 2020.