Court Grants Alleged Husband Killer, Maryam Sanda Bail


A Federal High Court in Abuja has granted bail to Mrs Maryam Sanda, who was alleged to have killed her husband, Bilyamin Bello, son of former PDP National Chairman, Mohammed Bello.

The ruling judge, Yusuf Halilu, granted Mrs Sanda bail based on medical reports which show she is ill and pregnant and requires medical attention.

She was remanded in Suleja Prisons on November 24, 2017, for allegedly killing her husband at his Maitama home in Abuja, by allegedly stabbing him several times based on allegations of infidelity after seeing a text message on his phone.

He was later rushed to the hospital where he eventually died.

She was in December denied bail as no cogent reason was brought forward by the defence counsel.

However, the FCT Police Command filed two counts of culpable homicide against her.

Although she pleaded not guilty, the accused was remanded in prison custody.

The development took a different turn on when the police amended the charges, joining the mother of the accused, her brother, and one of her relatives in the suit.

The trial could not continue as the prosecutor said efforts by the police to serve the three other defendants proved abortive.

Maryam’s lawyer had requested that his client be released on interim bail because she is a nursing mother, but the prosecution counsel argued that the application should not be taken since the charge had been amended.


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