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UPDATED….Court convicts husband killer, Maryam Sanda to death by hanging



Maryam Sanda who killed her husband, Bilyaminu Bello, on 19, November 2017, was on Monday convicted by an High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja to death by handing .

Delivering judgment, Justice Yusuf Halilu, held that there was circumstantial evidence coupled with her testimony and statement to the police that she “fatally” stabbed her husband dead in Abuja on November 19, 2017.

The judge also ordered that she should be remanded in Suleja prison till she exhausts her right of appeal.

“It has been said that thous shall not kill. Whoever kills in cold blood shall die in cold blood. Maryam Sanda should reap what she has sown,” the judge said, adding, “it is blood for blood”.

Her deceased husband has been variously reported as a son or nephew of a former Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Haliru Bello.

Sanda, the mother of two, her mother and her other relatives broke down in tears immediately the judge pronounced her guilt.

Her mother who was occupying a back seat sped out of the court as she wept.

Sanda herself, while crying rushed out of the courtroom which was next to the dock.

But the judge ordered that she should be brought back to the courtroom.

In the middle of the confusion, the defence lawyer attempted to make a plea for allocutus (plea for mercy), but the judge said he needed to rise for the courtroom to restored to normalcy.


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