An FCT High Court in Jabi is expected to commence trial in the case of culpable homicide against Maryam Sanda, accused of killing her husband, Bilyamin Bello.
The FCT Police Command December, last year, also docked Maryam’s mother, Maimuna Aliyu, her brother, Aliyu Sanda and one other for allegedly helping to conceal evidence on the crime scene.
In count one of the amended charge, the police alleged that Maryam had caused the death of her husband, Bilyamin Bello, a son of a former chairman of the People’s Democratic Party PDP, Bello Halliru Muhammad.
She was accused of stabbing him on the chest and other parts of the body with a knife and other dangerous weapons which eventually led to his death.
The suspects all pleaded not guilty to the charge and while Maimuna, Aliyu and Sadiya were released on bail, the court ordered that the pregnant and breast-feeding Maryam be remanded in prison.
The court subsequently adjourned the matter to today, February 5, for commencement of hearing.