Nigerian Woman Sentenced To Death By Hanging For Murdering Husband

The protracted court case involving Maryam Sanda has finally come to a halt. 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 incident.

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.

The judge ordered that she should be kept in Suleja prison till she exhausts her right of appeal.

Sanda’s mother who was occupying a back seat and other relatives broke down in tears immediately the judge pronounced her guilt.

Sanda who was also 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. is following keenly on the issue and will bring you updates.