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Thursday, 7 December 2017
Court refuses pleas, sends Maryam Sanda back to prisons
An FCT High Court, in Jabi, FCT, has
refused the oral application for bail made on behalf of Maryam Sanda and
ordered her returned to prisons pending her re-arraignment, on Thursday, next
The FCT Police Command in a two-count charge accused Maryam, the
daughter of a former Executive Director of Aso Savings and Loans, Hajiya
Maimuna Aliyu Sanda, of killing her husband, Bilyamin Bello, the son of Alhaji
Bello Halliru Muhammad, a former chairman of the People’s Democratic Party
They alleged that Maryam had caused the death of Bello “by
stabbing him on the chest with a broken bottle which eventually led to his
death and you did with the knowledge that your act is likely to cause his
Upon her arraignment on November 24, the court had ordered that
she be remanded in prisons after she pleaded not guilty to the charge levied
However, at the resumed hearing today, police Prosecutor, CSP
James Idachaba informed the court an amended charge has been filed before the
court where Maryam’s mother, Maimuna Aliyu has been added as defendant together
with two others.
He however said all efforts to serve the charge on Maimuna and
the others have proved abortive. He asked the court to adjourned the matter to
Thursday, December 14 to enable the Police bring all the defendants to court so
they can take their pleas together.