On Monday, a Kaduna State Excessive Court docket adjourned the “secret trial“ of the chief of the Islamic Motion in Nigeria (IMN), Ibrahim El Zakzaky and his spouse Zeenat, till March 31.
Justice Gideon Kurada adjourned the matter after over six hours sitting to permit the prosecution to shut its case.
The lead prosecution counsel, Chris Umar, who can also be the Solicitor Normal and Everlasting Secretary, Kaduna State Ministry of Justice, confirmed this to journalists shortly after the trial that lasted from 11 a.m. to five:15 p.m.
Umar disclosed that the prosecution had up to now introduced 14 witnesses earlier than the court docket.
In accordance with him, the court docket had admitted a number of objects in proof however declined to say the objects.
Additionally, Femi Falana, Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), instructed reporters that objects together with video recordings, Dane weapons, SIM playing cards, amongst others, have been admitted in proof by the court docket.
Falana stated his group would open defence within the case after the prosecution closed its case on the adjourned date.
The “secret trial“ of the IMN chief and his spouse Zeenat started on November 18, 2020, on the Excessive Court docket.
The Kaduna State Authorities charged El-Zakzaky and Zeenat with eight counts bordering on alleged culpable murder, illegal meeting, and public peace disruption, amongst different prices.
On September 29, the IMN chief and his spouse pleaded not responsible when the fees have been learn to them.
The state had up to now introduced 14 witnesses, together with two Military officers, a retired director of state safety service, law enforcement officials and a medical physician who testified in secret earlier than Justice Kurada.