Embattled leader of Nigeria’s Shiite group, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, has been charged with murder.
This decision came amid growing street protests demanding his release from prolonged detention.
The Kaduna State Government slammed a fresh eight-count charge on the Shiite leader, his lawyer, Femi Falana told Premium Times on Thursday.
The charges, according to Falana, SAN, include homicide which is punishable by death.
According to the charge, the alleged offences took place during the December 2015 clash between the IMN and a convoy of Nigeria’s army chief, Tukur Buratai.
The El-Zakzaky-led group, also known as Shittes, shutdown Abuja last week in mass protest over the incarceration of the leader and his wife. The protest led to clashes with the police.