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Maryam Sanda Weeps After Court Sentences Her To Death By Hanging

A Federal Capital Territory High Court has sentenced Maryam Sanda to death for killing her husband, Bilyaminu Bello.

She has been standing trial for alleged culpable homicide.

Sanda had on November 19, 2017 stabbed her husband to death following an allegation of infidelity against him after seeing a text message on his phone.


Bilyaminu was a son of former Peoples Democratic Party National Chairman, Dr Halliru Bello.

She was charged for culpable homicide alongside her mother, former Managing Director of Aso Savings, Hajia Maimuna Aliyu, and their home help, Sadiya Aminu.

Maimuna was charged for assisting Sanda to conceal the evidence by cleaning the blood of the deceased from the scene of the crime.

The trial judge, Yusuf Halilu, said Sanda was guilty of the offence and deserved to die.

The judge said, “Convict clearly deserves to die. I, therefore, sentence Sanda to death by hanging.”

The Newshawk recalls that as the judge pronounced Ms Sanda guilty, the accused attempted to run out of the courtroom while her relatives started shouting, causing an uproar in an attempt to draw public sympathy and soft landing.

A short break was called by the judge to restore calm before the sentence was delivered.

The court ruled that Maryam will be remanded in Suleja correctional service pending when she exhausts her.

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