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Alleged Husband Killer, Maryam Sanda Opens Up On How It All Started

Alleged Husband Killer, Maryam Sanda Opens Up On How It All Started

Recall the story about Maryam Sanda who allegedly killed her husband, Bilyaminu Bello sometime in 2017?
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Well, the latest on the matter is that the accused has told the police what caused their misunderstanding that allegedly led to the death of the deceased.

According to Maryam Sanda, the misunderstanding was caused by a nude picture of a lady sent to her husband’s phone.

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Maryam, who is being tried for allegedly killing her husband, Bello -former PDP Chairman, Alhaji Bello Haliru Muhammad’s son, was docked alongside her brother, Aliyu Sanda; her mom, Maimuna Aliyu and one Sadiya (the house-help), who were all accused of helping her enshroud the evidence at the crime scene by cleaning up the blood of the deceased.

At the resumed hearing on Tuesday, the witness, Inspector Josephine Onyendo, who testified as the sixth prosecution witness (PW6), told an FCT High Court in Maitama that upon being detailed to investigate the case, her team proceeded to the residence of the couple.

He narrated:

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“On getting to the house, we went inside where we saw a curtain on the ground at upstairs. There was a praying mat on the floor and there was water on the floor.”

She added that after returning to the office, Maryam was asked to make her statement and that according to that statement, she had been married to Bilyaminu Bello since August 2015.

She also stated that on November 18, 2017; a lady sent nude photos to her husband’s phone which led to a misunderstanding between both of them.

The witness further told the court that Maryam claimed in that statement that during the fight, a Shisha pot got broken and the water from the pot spilled on the ground which fell her husband down on the broken bottle and got him injured.

She said Maryam concluded her statement by stating that she took Bilyaminu to the general hospital at Maitama, Abuja; where he was confirmed dead on arrival.

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Onyendo told the court further that by the time the case was transferred to the homicide section, the deceased had been buried according to Islamic rites.

She revealed that during the investigation, a friend of late Bilyaminu -one Ibrahim had informed the police through his statement that it was Aliyu Sanda, Maimuna Aliyu and Sadiya (the house help) that cleaned the blood of the deceased from the floor.

Under cross-examination by counsel for Maryam, Olusegun Jolaawo, Onyendo told the court that she was not the first officer to visit the scene of the crime, adding that other officers had visited the scene before her team’s visit.

Upon the disclosure by the prosecution counsel, Fidelis Ogbobe, that the prosecution had come to the end of its case against the defendant, Jolaawo informed the court that the defense was going to file a no-case submission.

The trial judge, Justice Yusuf Halilu, thereafter adjourned the matter till February 27, 2019.

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