Just In: Court Denies Shi’ite Leader, El-Zakzaky’s Bail

The leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, has been denied bail from custody by a Kaduna State High Court.

The Presiding Judge, Justice Gideon Kurada in his ruling on Wednesday, said the Shi’ite leader has not shown any substantial medical evidence to grant him bail in his written application.

The judge, however, ordered that El-Zakzaky should remain in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) throughout the period of their trial.

The matter has been adjourned to January 22, 2019, for accelerated hearing.

it could be recalled that El-Zakzaky was arrested in Zaria, Kaduna in 2015 after soldiers killed over 300 members of the sect after allegedly throwing stones at the convoy of the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant-General Tukur Buratai, an act declared by the Army to be an assassination attempt.