The Kaduna State Government has filed fresh charges against the embattled leader of the proscribed Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Sheik Ibrahim El-Zakzaky.
The lead Prosecution Counsel, Dari Bayero, said that the fresh charges border on terrorism and treasonable felony.
Dari Bayero said, “We are going to appeal, there is no doubt about it, in fact, we have obtained the court judgement because we are not in agreement with my Lord’s reasoning and conclusion, it is not in consonance with the facts on ground.”
This development comes after a Kaduna State High Court discharged and acquitted El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenat.
TOS News reported that the Kaduna High Court presided by Justice Gideon Kurada on Wednesday ruled that the charges against El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenat were not supposed to be filed, as the Kaduna State Government cannot arraign someone for a crime that was not an offence at the time.
The state government, however, disagreed with Justice Kurada’s ruling and conclusion.