The Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Police Command has revealed that it is difficult to remand Maryam Sanda, daughter of embattled former Aso Savings Bank boss, Hajia Maimuna Aliyu, who allegedly murdered her husband, Bilyaminu Bello, son of a former chairman of PDP. son of ex-PDP chairman.
The suspect, who has been arraigned before an FCT high court on a two-count charge, had reportedly stabbed her victim to death over infidelity. Sanda was said to have launched the attack on her husband over a text message on his phone. She allegedly stabbed her husband in the neck and chest while he slept in the bedroom of their home in Maitama, Abuja, and rushed him to hospital where he gave up the ghost. See full gist HERE.
son of ex-PDP chairman
In the charge sheet obtained by TheCable, Sanda was accused of committing an offence punishable by death.
It reads: “That you Mariam Sanda Female, Adult of N0 4 Pakail Close, Wuse 2 Abuja, on or about the at 19/11/2017 at about 0350 hours at Pakail Close, Wuse zone 2, Abuja within the Abuja Judicial Division, did commit the offence of culpable homicide punishable with death.
“In that you caused the death of one Bilyaminu Bello Halliru, male of N0 4 Pakail close, Wuse zone 2, Abuja by stabbing him on the chest with broken bottle which eventually led to his death, you thereby committed an offence punishable under section 221 of the Penal Code Law.
“That you Mariam Sanda Female, Adult of N0 4 Pakail Close, Wuse 2 Abuja, on or about the at 19/11/2017 at about 0350 hours at Pakail Close, Wuse zone 2, Abuja within the Abuja Judicial Division, did commit the offence of causing grievous hurt.
“In that you stabbed one Bilyaminu Bello Halliru, male of N0 4 Pakail close, Wuse zone 2, Abuja by stabbing him on the chest with broken bottle on the neck thereby endangering his life, you thereby committed an offence contrary to section 240 (g) and punishable under section 247 of the Penal Code Law,” the sheet read.
But the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, in FCT, Anjuguri Manzah, said though the command had secured an order to detain the suspect for two weeks, it will not be easy because she has a six-month-old baby.
Manzah said: “It should also be noted that this present charge is as a result of preliminary findings. At the end of the investigation, additional findings will determine whether the current charge will be amended,” the PPRO said.