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Maryam Sanda to die by hanging for killing her husband

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Maryam Sanda, the wife of Late Bilyaminu Bello, has been convicted by a Federal Court in Maitama of killing her husband, Bilyaminu Bello.

The judge has however stood down the matter for five minutes following the drama that ensued after the conviction was passed.

She fled the dock immediately the judge convicted her. However, court officials and prisons officials dragged her back into the dock.

The judge was forced to rise after several women starting wailing in the court room One of them who made attempt to approach Maryam was ordered to be taken away by the judge.

As at the time of filing this report, Maryam is still wailing and shouting “Inna lilahi Inna roji hun”, while efforts are being made by her family and lawyer to console her.

she was heard mumbling, “I was fasting and praying … Ya Allah, why?” as court officials announced that the judge was about to return for sentencing.

Maryam was tried before the court for allegedly killing Bello, her husband, who was a nephew of former PDP Chairman, Alhaji Bello Halliru Muhammad.

Maryam was docked alongside her mother, Maimuna Aliyu, a former Executive Director of Aso Savings and Loans; her brother, Aliyu Sanda and her housemaid, Sadiya Aminu, who were charged with assisting her to conceal the evidence by cleaning the blood of the deceased from the crime scene.

They pleaded not guilty.

They all filed no-case submissions after the police had called six witnesses to corroborate the charge. The trial judge discharged others while he held that Maryam has a case to answer.

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