Maryam Sanda’s Trial Resumes

The trial of Maryam Sanda, the woman who allegedly killed her husband in Abuja has commenced at the Federal High Court Jabi.

She is being arraigned alongside her mother Maimuna Sanda, her brother Aliyu Sanda and one Sadiya.

They are standing trial on two counts of culpable homicide and tampering with the scene of crime, to which they all entered a not guilty plea.

Subsequently, their counsel, Mr Joseph Daudu, requested for bail, with a medical report attached to the application, noting that the court should consider the fact that Sanda is a nursing mother.

For the other defendants, Mr Daudu also argued that the offence for which they are standing trial is bailable.

The prosecutor, however, relied on his counter-affidavit to ask the court to deny bail. Mr Jacob Idachaba argued that while he sympathizes with the baby, it is not sufficient reason to ask for bail.

As for the other three defendants, he argued that they ought to be in prison custody pending the determination of their trial, but however, left the bail decision to the discretion of the court.

Ruling has been adjourned to 3:00 pm.

Alleged Murder: Maryam Sanda’s Trial Commences

The trial of Maryam Sanda, the woman who allegedly killed her husband in Abuja has commenced, with the police filing an amended charge against her.

The charge has been amended to include three defendants, her mother Maimuna Sanda, her brother Aliyu Sanda and one other person.

However, the prosecutor says efforts by the police to serve the three others proved abortive, but they could continue with the trial.

The trial judge, Justice Yusuf Halilu, stated that things have to be done properly before a case is brought to court.

Meanwhile, the Counsel to Mrs Sanda has made an application for bail, noting that the application is ripe and should be moved.

The lawyer also requested that his client is released on interim bail because she is a nursing mother.

The prosecutor, however, insisted that the application should not be taken since the charge has been amended.

On his part, Justice Halilu, insisted that the application is not ripe for hearing and he is not inclined to giving bail until all defendants are arraigned.

Details Of The Events That Lead To Bilyami’s Murder Revealed

Yesterday news broke that Bilyam, the son of former PDP chairman, Bello Haliru Mohammed, was stabbed to death by his wife, Maryam Sanda.

According to report, Bilyam had previously been admitted to a hospital after his wife Maryam had bite off his ear. It was also revealed that late Bilyami was previously married to another woman, who he divorced to be with Maryam.

Read a post by one of the victim’s close friends who had seen him hours before the murder below:

Today I witnessed the most wicked and shameful display of arrogance in Bilyaminu’s death case. At about 9 to 10pm last night, tension started to build between Bilyaminu and his wife, Maryam at his residence. Maryam demanded a divorce with the threat of cutting off his manhood.

Ibrahim Aliero, Bilyaminu’s friend (in whose instance the drama started) intervened 4 times to stop Maryam from stabbing her husband.

Ibrahim called Auta (Maryam’s uncle) and Abba (bilyaminu’s cousin) who had left the house moments before the drama started to come and intervene.

After a short calm, Maryam broke a bottle of groundnut and attempted to stab Bilyaminu, again, but this time he held both her hands and struggled to take the bottle from her, injuring himself in the process unrelenting and wild, she bit his finger.

Uncle Auta had arrived this time to calm the situation. They both committed to uncle Auta to let go of the grievances (at least for the night) After the situation had become calm, Bilyaminu and his friend went to the Pharmacy to get his hand treated from the bite he sustained from Maryam.

They later went to the ATM and made a withdrawal to pay up the balance of a spare part for Maryam’s crashed car. By 11pm, Bilyaminu and Ibrahim had gone back to a calm home. Abba (Bilyaminu’s cousin) joined them in the living room.

They stayed till almost midnight and decided to call it a night. When Bilyaminu was seeing them off, he told Ibrahim that “I don’t want to go back until she’s asleep”. They called it a day. Abba and Ibrahim left.

At around 2pm Sunday afternoon, family members were summoned to Maitama Hospital, where Bilyaminu was laying in a pool of his blood with multiple stabs on his chest, shoulder, a deep cut on his inner thigh, and many bite wounds on his stomach.

Maryam had confessed to stabbing him to the hospital authorities. Maitama Police Station was the next point of call. At Maitama Station where Maryam was asked to write her statement, story changed. She claimed they got involved in a fight and Bilyaminu sustained injuries from a broken shisha pot that she never stabbed or hit him.

She was later taken to the FCT command in Garki II for further investigation. The police commissioner instructed that the crime scene should be visited. To the amazement of Abba (Bilyaminu’s cousin) and Ibrahim (his friend) who are key witnesses in the investigation.

Bloodstains had been mopped up, murder weapon disappeared, but flower vases and shisha pot were broken to corroborate Maryam’s earlier statement at the station. In the midst of this tragedy and confusion, Maryam had the audacity and courage to change her story. More disgusting is her lack of remorse and respect for the victim’s family.

Someone who divorced his 1st his wife to to be with you doesn’t deserve this. #JusticeForBilyaminu SHALL be served by the Almighty Allah on the day of resurrection.

May Allah grant Bilyaminu Jannah and bless the life of his 8 months old daughter Sa’adatu.”

Meanwhile, friends of Bilyamin Muhammed Bello, has taken to social media to call on relevant authorities to arrest his wife.