Leader of the Shi’ite Islamic sect Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky was yesterday arraigned at the Chief Magistrates’ Court 1, Zaria Road, Kaduna and charged with criminal conspiracy and inciting public disturbances. He was remanded in prison custody by a chief magistrate. The Shi’ite leader was arraigned together with Some of his supporters.
Olabisi Kolawole, the Police Public Relations Officer while confirming the development said, "The Shi’ite leader has been arraigned at a magistrates’ court and charged with criminal conspiracy, inciting public disturbances, among others. He has been remanded in prison custody and the case adjourned." El-Zakzaky was arrested after his members blocked the path of the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen Tukur Buratai in Zaria, leading to a clash with soldiers. Many sect members were killed.