The protracted court case involving Maryam Sanda has finally ended. A High Court Judge Justice Yusuf Halilu of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) found Maryam Sanda guilty for the death of her husband Bilyaminu Bello which happened in 2017.
Ms Sanda stabbed her husband with a kitchen knife with clear intent to kill, Mr Halilu said in the judgment on a two-count homicide charge brought by the Nigerian police against Ms Sanda in November 2017.
The Punch reports that the Justice Yusuf Halilu, held that there was circumstantial evidence coupled with her testimony and statement to the police that she “fatally” stabbed her husband to death in Abuja on November 19, 2017.
The judge ordered that she should be remanded in Suleja prison till she exhausts her right of appeal.
Sanda, the mother of two, her mother and other relatives broke down in tears immediately the judge pronounced her guilt.
Her mother, who was occupying a back seat, sped out of the court as she wept.
Sanda while crying rushed out of the courtroom which was next to the dock but the judge ordered that she should be brought back to the courtroom.
Information from the Punch was also used in this report.