Nigeria: Lawyers granted rare access to Sheikh Zakzaky, wife third time in more than two years

Nigeria: Lawyers granted rare access to Sheikh Zakzaky, wife third time in more than two years

The team of lawyers standing for Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky were yesterday evening granted a rare access to their client, only for the third time ever in the nearly two and half years of his incarceration.

(AhlulBayt News Agency) - The team of lawyers standing for Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky were yesterday evening granted a rare access to their client, only for the third time ever in the nearly two and half years of his incarceration.

Led by the lead counsel, Chief Femi Falana SAN, the brief meeting was held at the Kaduna headquarters of the State Security Service, with Barr Maxwell Kyon, esq also in attendance.

The meeting discussed crucial matters relating to the legal cases and the way forward. It will be recalled that the Sheikh and three others were charged to court for sundry trumped up charges, which included abetting culpable homicide punishable by death among others.

Soon after a very brief court appearance about a fortnight ago, the whereabouts of the Sheikh and his wife was unknown. The DSS was ordered by the court to allow him unfettered access to his lawyers provided an advanced notice of not less than three days is given.

The lawyers had at the beginning of last week written requesting to see their clients when it became clear that the Sheikh and his wife were taken back to incommunicado detention at an unknown location.



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