Mon. Feb 24th, 2020

Maryam Sanda to die by hanging for killing her husband

An FCT High Court in Maitama has sentenced Maryam Sanda to death by hanging for killing her husband, Bilyaminu Bello The court found Sanda guilty of killing her husband and thus convicted her of the charges.

Maryam is wailing and shouting “Inna liLlahi wa inna iLaihi raji’un”, and saying “I was fasting and praying … Ya Allah, why?”

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 scene of the crime.

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