Maryam Sanda whose name has flooded the internet since she was accused of killing her husband, Bilyaminu Bello, son of ex-PDP chairman, Haliru Bello, to death at their home in Abuja last Sunday, has been arraigned in court. She was arraigned this morning for offenses bordering on culpable homicide. Maryam could not control her emotion as she burst into tears upon her arrival at the court holding her six-month-old baby.
Maryam who covered her face with a green scarf read her Quran with all seriousness before the court proceedings commenced.
When the two count charges of homicide were read to her, Maryam pleaded not guilty. The defense counsel, Hussein Musa asked the court to let the defendant be in the police custody arguing that she is still a nursing mother and would be improper to be remanded in prison custody.
The presiding judge, Yusuf Halilu Maryam, objected to Maryam’s counsel’s suggestion and ruled that she be remanded in Suleja prison and the matter has been adjourned to December 7th for further hearing.