At last, ‘husband killer’ Maryam sent to prison

Ebun Francis || A federal capital territory ( FCT ) high court has ordered that Maryam Sanda, alleged killer of her husband, Bilyamin Bello be remanded in Suleja prison for allegedly murdering her husband.

Sanda allegedly stabbed her husband in the neck, chest, and genitals on Saturday while he slept at their home in Maitama, Abuja

The FCT police command on Friday arraigned her before Justice Yusuf Halilu.

Maryam, who wept profusely in the court, covered her face with a veil to prevent journalists from taking pictures.

Anjuguri Manzah, spokesman of the FCT police command had earlier said the police did not demand prison remand for her because she is nursing a six-month-old baby.

“It should also be noted that this present charge is as a result of preliminary findings; at the end of investigations, additional findings will determine whether the current charge will be amended or whether other persons will be charged along with the suspect,” Manza said.

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“To assist the police with their ongoing investigations, some persons have been invited for questioning on the matter.”

Sanda reportedly stabbed the victim to death based on the suspicion that he was cheating on her.

Mohammed was the son of Haliru Bello, a former national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

In the amended charge sheet, Sanda was accused of committing an offence punishable by death.

She pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Hussein Musa, the defence counsel, asked the court not to let his client be in custody because she is nursing a child.

Maryam Sanda, the accused is the daughter of Maimuna Aliyu, the former Executive Director of Aso Savings and Loans Limited, while the deceased Bilyamin Bello was the son of Haliru Bello, former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).