A Kaduna State High court sitting in the state capital has dismissed the motion of no-case-submission filed by the embattled leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria(IMN) Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zazaky and his wife Zeenat.
Both of them are standing trial on eight counts of culpable homicide, unlawful assembly and disruption of the public peace, among other allegations.
The IMN leader who was brought to court on Tuesday morning amid tight security had asked the court to quash the Kaduna State government’s case against them for lack of evidence.
The Prosecution Counsel, Dari Bayero adopted these final arguments in the matter.
The IMN leader and his wife Zinat are standing trial on allegations of culpable homicide, unlawful assembly and disruption of the public peace, among other charges.
Marshall who spoke to reporters shortly after the adjournment said he prayed the court to dismiss the case for lack of evidence, devoid of any merit and could not stand before any court of law.
“We prayed the Court to dismiss the charges because they are devoid of any merit and will not stand before any court of law’’, Marshall said.
He said the third and fourth defendants in the case also charged with committing the offence had been discharged and acquitted by another Kaduna State High Court.
The team of prosecution Counsel did not speak to the press at the end of the court session.