A warm reception and lecture for Muslims released recently by the Sokoto High Court after spending six years in Prison takes place on Saturday the 5th of October, 2013 at the field adjecent to Husainiyyah baqiyyatullah Zaria by 10.00am.
The Leader of the Islamic MOvement Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky will deliver a lecture at the occasion.
After the lecture, the released Muslims will be escorted back to their hometown Sokoto.
On 23rd of September, 2013 the High Court in Sokoto, presided by Judge Bello Duwala and Judge Danlami Sabo freed Mallam Kasim Umar and 111 others following a complain lodged before the Court by Counsel to Mallam Kasim and other Muslims in detention.
Muslim Brothers of the Islamic Movement in Sokoto were arrested after the killing of one Umar Danmaishiyya by yet to be identified assassins in 2007, which many believed to be carried out by Government’s agents for his effort to stop what the Governor called the spread of Shiism in the state. Some brothers were killed by hoodlums sponsored by Governor Wammako while their properties worth Millions of Naira were destroyed.
However, No evidence could be established linking the killing of Danmaishiyya to Muslim Brothers of the Islamic Movement, which made the court to drop murder charges against the members months later. But, yet for unknown reasons, the Judge, after delay tactics, passed eight year imprisonment against members for charges mentioned above which were not proved beyond reasonable doubt as provided by the law.
In a Judgment delivered in the early morning of Tuesday the 27th may 2008, by Muhammadu Mustapha Balle of the Upper Sharia Court I in Sokoto, Mallam kasimu Umar and 112 others were sentenced to eight years imprisonment.