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Husband Killing: I have No Case to Answer – Maryam Sanda



Maryam Sanda, charged with the alleged killing of her husband and nephew of former PDP chairman, Bello Halliru Muhammad, Bilyaminu Bello, on Tuesday told an Abuja High Court that she had no case to answer.

She was docked alongside her brother, Aliyu Sanda; her mother, Maimuna Aliyu; and her housemaid, Sadiya Aminu, who were charged for assisting her to conceal the evidence of the murder by cleaning the blood of the deceased from the scene of the crime.

They all pleaded not guilty.

At the resumed hearing of the case on Tuesday, counsel to Sanda, Olusegun Jolaawo in his no-case submission told the court that the prosecution had not made a prima facie case against his client to warrant her defending herself.

He therefore urged the court to uphold the no case submission and discharge his client of the murder charge.

Also, counsel for the three other defendants, Hussein Musa, in his submission urged the court to discharge and acquit his clients because the prosecution did not present enough evidence to warrant their entering a defence.

The prosecution counsel, Fidelis Ogbobe, however urged the court to dismiss the no-case submission, arguing that the prosecution had adduced enough evidence to warrant the defendants to enter defence in the case.

He said there was enough evidence linking the defendants to the crime and as such, they have to make their defence to the charge.

The trial judge, Justice Yusuf Halilu thereafter fixed April 4 for ruling on the no-case submission.