According to reports, State High Court sitting in Kaduna has fixed August 5th to rule on the bail application filed by the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, and his wife, Zeenat.
El-Zakzaky and his wife have been in detention since their arrest in 2015 after members of their religious group clashed with men of the Nigerian Army.
Femi Falana, the counsel to the leader of the Shiite group informed the court that the embattled couple were absent from court hearing on health grounds.
Members of the Shi’ites group have consistently staged protests demanding the release of their leader.
The protest by the group went violent in Abuja last week Monday July 22nd, which resulted in the death of a youth corp member, Precious Owolabi and a police deputy commissioner of police, Umar Bebel.