In Kaduna Court remands 189 Shiite members in jail

Four minors were granted bail by the trial Judge, in the sum of N100,000 each, with two sureties.

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‪Members of Islamic movement in Nigeria (IMN) also known as Shiites have protested,  demanding an unconditional release of their leader, Sheik Ibraheem El-Zakzaky. play

‪Members of Islamic movement in Nigeria (IMN) also known as Shiites have protested,  demanding an unconditional release of their leader, Sheik Ibraheem El-Zakzaky.

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A Kaduna Magistrate Court has remanded 189 Shiite sect members in prison, following the  December 12, 2015 clash with the Nigerian army in Zaria, reports say.

Channels Television reports that the prosecutor, Bayero Dari urged the court to remand the sect members in court, till the report of the analysis of the weapons found on some of them, is released.

Dari said “The large arms and ammunition recovered from the suspects caused the delay of expert report which will be used as evidence against them during trial.

“Our investigations almost completed. Police has already granted administrative bail to women and young offenders. Police handed them over to a credible sureties who will at any time provide them in court. We are for justice and we will not object granting bail to young offenders.”

Reports also say four minors were granted bail by the trial Judge, in the sum of N100,000 each, with two sureties.

Granting them bail, the Chief Magistrate Auwal Musa-Aliyu said “The young offenders are hereby granted bail with the sum of 100,000 Naira. He must provide two sureties and one must be his blood relations.

“Each surety must deposit two size passports and one of the following; staff identity card, driver’s license, international identity card or voters card.”

You will recall that the Nigerian Army accused members of the Shiite sect of attempting to assassinate the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai.

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