Bilyaminu Bello’s death: Maryam Sanda sent to prison

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A daughter of Aso Savings boss, Hajia Maimuna Aliyu, Maryam Sanda who allegedly stabbed 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.

Maryam was arraigned on Friday morning for offenses bordering on culpable homicide.

The suspect, who could not control her emotion upon arrival at the court, was still holding her six-month-old baby.

The accused person covered her face with a scarf to prevent being photographed by the media.

Before the commencement of the court hearing, she was seen reading from the Quran she was holding.

She pleaded "not guilty" to the two count charges of homicide read to her.

Maryam's lawyer, Hussein Musa had asked the court to let the defendant be in police custody, arguing that she is still a nursing mother and would be improper to be remanded in prison custody.

However, presiding judge, Yusuf Halilu Maryam, objected to the counsel's suggestion and ruled that she be kept in Suleja prison.

The matter was adjourned to December 7th for further hearing.

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