Convicted Maryam Sanda

Maryam Sanda to die by hanging for killing husband

The Federal Hogh Court in Abuja has found Maryam Sanda of being guilty for the death of her husband, Bilyaminu Bello.

The judgment, which was delivered by Justice Yusuf Halilu on Monday, saw the convict running out of the court with her relations wailing and raining curses after the judgement.

The Nigerian Police hav been prosecuting Sanda since 2017 over claims that she stabbed her late husband Bilyaminu to death, with a bottle.

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

Police, in a two-count charge, had accused her of culpable homicide and prayed the court to sentence her to a death penalty.

It had told the court that the killing was premeditated as she was said to have stabbed her husband with broken bottles. Sanda had repeatedly pleaded not guilty to the crime.

However, three years after different delays, and several adjournments, the court on Monday said she was as guilty as charged by the Nigerian Police.