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Bail rejected — ‘killer wife’ Maryam Sanda goes to jail
An Abuja High Court has ordered the remand of Maryam Sanda, the woman alleged to have killed her husband Bilyamin Bello, son of former PDP National Chairman, Mohammed Bello, at Suleja Prison.
Sanda is the daughter of Maimuna Aliyu, the former Executive Director of Aso Savings and Loans Limited, whose nomination to the board of ICPC was withdrawn by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo following corruption allegations exposed by the ICIR.
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command had filed criminal charges against Sanda for allegedly stabbing her husband to death last Saturday, to which she pleaded not guilty.
The police said the alleged killing was premeditated, and as such, they would be seeking a death penalty should the accused be found guilty.
Attempts by her lawyer to ask for bail orally or alternatively from police custody was turned down by the Yusuf Halilu, the presiding judge.
Bilyamin was allegedly killed in his Maitama home in Abuja on Saturday night by his wife who stabbed him in the neck, chest and genitals following allegations of infidelity.
He was later rushed to the hospital where he eventually gave up the ghost.
The couple had a daughter together.