Court grants bail to alleged husband killer, Maryam Sanda


Justice Yusuf Halilu of the FCT High Court, Jabi, yesterday, granted bail to Maryam Sanda, who allegedly killed her husband, Bilyaminu Bello on November 19, 2017.
Recall that Bilyaminu was the son of Haliru Bello, former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The judge granted the bail following a new motion filed before the court by her counsel, Joseph Daudu (SAN).
Halilu ordered Sanda to produce two sureties who must reside within the court’s jurisdiction and must have a landed property in Abuja.
The judge also ordered that the biological father of the defendant must sign an undertaking with the court to produce her on demand at every court sitting.
Halilu adjourned the case until March 19 for hearing.
In the motion, Dauda asked the court to consider the present health challenge of the defendant.
He prayed the court to grant her bail, as the defendant’s health had deteriorated drastically since her arrest and detention on November 19.
The counsel also said that the Suleja Prison where the defendant was kept has no adequate medical facilities to take care of her health challenge.
He also drew the court’s attention that the defendant is pregnant and also carrying a nine-month old baby.
The defendant was first arraigned in November 2017 for alleged culpable homicide and conspiracy alongside her mother, Maimuna Aliyu. Others are: Aliyu Sanda, the brother and their housemaid Sadiya Aminu. The trio were granted bail on December 14, 2017, but Maryam was denied bail and remanded in Suleja Prison.

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