Embattled Islamic cleric and leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Sheikh Ibrahim El-zakzaky and his wife, Malama Zeenah on Wednesday emerged victorious after a Kaduna state High Court ruled in their favour and ordered their immediate release from detention.
The Kaduna state government had filed charges against Sheikh Zakzaky and his wife after a federal high court in Abuja had ruled that their continued detention was unconstitutional, illegal and a severe breach of their fundamental rights and thereby must be set free and compensated.
According to a statement issued by IMN signed by Ibrahim Musa, its media chief, El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenah, emerged victorious in court after their defence team filed a “no case submission”.
The Kaduna State High Court presided by Justice Gideon Kurada delivered a judgement in the “no case submission” filed by the defense lawyers on the case brought against the cleric on a culpable homicide charge.
Reacting to the ruling in a statement, IMN media chief, Ibrahim Musa, said with victory in court on Wednesday, the false charges filed against them has finally been punctured for good after almost five years of excruciating illegal detention.”
“This judgement has not only vindicated them and all members of the Islamic movement in Nigeria, but it is certainly a victory for perseverance in the face of extreme persecution by the Nigerian government. It is a victory for truth and justice against tyranny and impunity.”
“We, therefore, give praises to the Almighty for yet another successful outing”.