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Court sentences Maryam Sanda to death for killing husband

Court sentences Maryam Sanda to death for killing husband
January 27
11:15 2020

A federal capital territory (FCT) high court has found Maryam Sanda, who is accused of killing Bilyamin Mohammed Bello, her husband, guilty.

The court sentenced her to death by hanging.

Sanda stood trial on a two-count charge of culpable homicide.

Bello, nephew of Haliru Mohammed Bello, a former national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), was killed in November, 2017.


Sanda was said to have stabbed her husband over alleged infidelity. Though she claimed Bello died when he fell on a broken piece of ‘shisha’ pot during an argument.

Delivering judgment on Monday, Yusuf Halilu, the judge, said after putting Sanda’s testimony alongside that of two witnesses he raised a question as to whether the shisha pot broke before or after the demise of Bello.

“Was the shisha pot broken before or after his death? Why didn’t PW 1 and PW 4 mention a broken pot,” Yusuf said.


“The broken shisha pot and scattered living room is stage-managed and an affront (on the court). I am convinced that it was after the death of Bilyaminu.”

The judge said Sanda “woefully failed” to explain the cause of death of her husband going by the doctrine of “last seen”.

“She should reap what she has sown, for it has been said that ‘thou shall not kill’ and whoever kills in cold blood deserves death as his own reward,” the judge said.

“Convict also clearly deserves to die, accordingly I hereby sentence Maryam Sanda to death by hanging until she dies.”



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  1. Bashir kigo
    Bashir kigo January 27, 14:35

    It is a welcome development. If justice is in place crimes will definitely disappear

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  2. Davoo
    Davoo January 28, 11:28

    May this judgement prevail so that justice will be seen to be served!
    I only pray that the appellate court doesn’t unturn the high court’s ruling, because I’m certain, given the affluent background of the convict, she’ll appeal this sentence.

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  3. Helena Gore
    Helena Gore January 28, 14:44

    Horrible blacks hanging blacks !! Just like slavery with the white slave owners !!!! SHAME SHAME on that court !!!

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    • SHay
      SHay January 30, 20:55

      Maturity is when you know what to say at the right time. My dear, go and sit down somewhere.

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    Download naija songs January 30, 22:41

    May her soul rest in peace

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  5. Victor
    Victor February 12, 11:27

    I feel for her

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  6. Hot Music
    Hot Music February 21, 10:23

    I heard she applied sha..

    The violence here and there, even married men won’t sleep with two eyes opened for fear of being stabbed..

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  7. ocheme james
    ocheme james April 30, 23:09

    May her soul rest in peace

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  8. Southymuzik
    Southymuzik December 25, 06:31

    Vanity upon vanity

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