Husband killer Maryam, sentenced to death by hanging

Maryam Sanda wept uncontrollably on Monday at the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court in Abuja.

Maryam broke down in tears after Justice Yusuf Halilu convicted her for the death of her husband, Bilyaminu Bello.

Justice Halilu made the pronouncement while delivering judgment on the protracted trial of Missus Sanda.

In reaction to the judge’s pronouncement, Maryam Sanda wept profusely but was comforted by her lawyer and some officials of the Nigerian Correctional Service in the courtroom.

Maryam Sanda is facing trial over an allegation of stabbing late Bilyaminu to death, son of former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Haliru Bello.

Her trial centred on a judicial drama that lasted almost three years due to delays, multiple adjournments, and failure of witnesses to appear in court among others.

•Credit (excluding headline): Channels TV.

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