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El-Zakzaky’s lawyer, Falana urges high court to discharge Shiites leader

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The legal team of leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), otherwise known as Shiites, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky has filed a motion asking the High Court sitting in Kaduna to quash all charges against him.

In the motion filed by IMN lead Counsel, Femi Falana, on behalf of El-Zakzaky, deposed to by his son, Muhammad Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, and served on the Director of Public Prosecutions, Ministry of Justice of Kaduna, he asked the court to dismiss the case after the state’s failure to disclose the offences preferred against his client.

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The motion filed by Falana (SAN) demanded “An order of this honourable court quashing count one of the charge in its entirety for not disclosing an offence known to law, for abusing court process devoid of proof of evidence, evincing a prima facie case or a disclosure of the offences for failure to link the defendants to the offences purportedly charged from the statements of the witnesses and statements of the defendants as well as the documents attached to the purported charge.”

“An order of this honourable court quashing count eight of the charge in its entirety for being an abuse of court process and devoid of proof of evidence disclosing a prima facie case or a disclosure of the offences and/ or for failure to link the defendants to the offences purportedly charged from the statements of the witnesses and/or the statements of the defendants as well as the documents attached to the purported charge.”

Falana urged the court to free his client, who has suffered numerous health challenges as a result of his incarceration.

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