Abdullahi Isah Wasagu
A Federal High Court 2 in Abuja the capital of Nigeria, has on Tuesday 3rd of March 2020 granted bail for 15 brothers of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria after the Court’s session. The brothers were arrested during a recurrent ‘Free Zakzaky Protests’ couple of months ago in the capital, Abuja.
There were two cases before the Court which are the Commissioner of Police, Abuja command and Malam Abubakar Muhammad Zaki, 10 others, and then Commissioner of Police and Baqir Ahmad, 3 others.
During the Court’s session, all the two cases were heard and bail was granted for all of them, but they were not handed over to the brothers untill the conditions for the bail were fulfilled. They eventually moved back to Kuje Prison centre before the conditions were fulfiilled for bail.
Bakir Ahmad and the orther 3 brothers were detained in Kuje Prison, Abuja, for 7 consecutive months while Malam Abubakar Muhammad Zaki, 10 other brothers were detained for 5 consecutive months.
2nd June, 2020, was fixed for continuation of the hearing.
It could be recalled that they ware arrested just because they marched in demand for the freedom of leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky and his wife who are being detained for over 4 years now following a crack down on the peaceful Movement by the Nigerian government where it extra judicially killed more than 1000 followers of the Sheikh, in addition to demolition of religious structures belonging to the Movement.