Army-Shiite Clash: Hearing Begins Wednesday, As Shiite Gain Access To El-Zakzaky
The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up to look into the Army/Shiite clash has said it will commence hearing on Wednesday, after counsel to the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), also known as Shiite, must have gained access to the leader of the movement, on Monday.
Gaining access to the leader has stood as a barrier to the commencement of hearings five weeks after the commission was inaugurated. IMN demanded to see their leader before submitting any memoranda, and this has led to several previous postponements.
Chairman of the Commission, Justice Mohammadu Lawal Garba, said the sitting has to be adjourned because there are strong indications that counsel to the IMN would be granted access to the leader, Ibraheem Elzakzaky, as at yesterday, Monday.
He, however, expressed dissatisfaction over the group’s failure to notify the commission of not appearing or sending a formal excuse for their absence.
“We are making a short adjournment to 23rd of March, Wednesday, so that they can come and make submissions,” he said.