Court Orders Transfer of Zakzaky, Wife from DSS Custody to Correctional Center

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A High Court on Thursday ordered the Department of State Services, DSS, to transfer the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheik Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, and his wife, Zinat, to the Nigerian Correctional Centre, Kaduna State, to allow his lawyer’s easy access to him, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.

The judgment which was delivered by Justice Gideon Kurada followed the application filed by counsel to the IMN leader, Haruna Magashi, at resumed hearing of the main suit in Kaduna State, eight months after the last hearing in April.

The IMN leader and his wife Zinat are standing trial over allegations of culpable homicide, unlawful assembly and disruption of the public peace, among other charges, in another court.

Kurada had on April 25 adjourned the trial of the IMN leader indefinitely to enable him to serve on the panel of the Presidential and National Assembly Elections Petitions Tribunal, in Yobe.