Haliru’s Son’s Murder: Court Remands Killer Wife In Prison Custody

The Federal Capital Territory Police Command has arraigned a housewife, Maryam Sanda who reportedly stabbed her husband, Bilyamin Muhammed Bello, son of former PDP chairman, Haliru Mohammed,before a FCT High Court in Abuja just as the court ordered her to be remanded in Suleja Prison custody.

She was arraigned for offences bordering on culpable homicide. Maryam could not control her emotion as she burst into tears upon her arrival at the court holding her eight-month-old baby.

Maryam-Sanda in court today

Maryam covered her face a with green scarf to prevent being photographed by the media. Before the commencement of the court proceedings, she read from the Quran.

As at the time of this report the suspect has entered the dock to take her plea and pleaded not guilty to the two-count charge of homicide.

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 ruled that the suspect be remanded in Suleja prison and the matter has been adjourned to December 7th for further hearing.

Bilyamin Muhammed Bello, the son of a former PDP chairman, Haliru Bello, died Saturday after he was allegedly stabbed by his wife, Maryam Sanda, at their Maitama, Abuja residence.

The couple got married on October 2015.