CoAS Buratai, Army Fail To Appear Before Court On Zakzaky, Zeenat N2 billion Case

Implicated: Major General Oyebade and Buratai


The defendants in the law suit filed by detained Islamic movement leader, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky and his detained wife, Zeenat, the Nigerian Army and CoAS Tukur Buratai failed to appear before the court, thus stalling the case.

The Nation reports:

The N2 billion suit filed by Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenat, against the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and the Attorney-General of Kaduna State could not be heard yesterday.

This followed the absence of the Army and COAS.

El-Zakzaky and his wife through their lawyers led by Maxwell Kyon, had filed an application demanding N2 billion as general damages for violating their rights.

However, two of the respondents, the Army and COAS, were absent and were not represented by any lawyer.

The lead counsel to the AGF demanded sufficient time to file his response, saying El-Zakzaky’s application did not get to him in time. The president judge granted the request.

Justice Saleh Musa Shuaibu of the Federal High Court, Kaduna, adjourned the case till June 7 on the grounds that it is very sensitive and as such all parties should be given fair hearing.

He ordered that the Army and COAS be served another notice.