- Maryam Sanda bursts in tears during her arraignment for alleged murder
- The accused was seen nursing her 7-month-old baby in court
- Bilyamin Bello was allegedly stabbed by his wife after she accused him of infidelity
A house wife, Maryam Sanda, has been remanded in Suleja prison for allegedly killing her husband, Bilyamin Bello, a son of a former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chairman.
The accused was sent to jail on Friday, November 24, after she was arraigned in court by the police on murder charges.
Shortly before her arraignment, Maryam reportedly burst in tears as she arrived the court premises with her seven-month-old baby.
She also covered her face with a green scarf to prevent being photographed by the media and read from the Quran before the commencement of the court proceedings.
The counsel to the accused, Hussein Musa, asked the court to let the defendant be in the police custody, arguing that she is still a nursing mother.
He said it would be improper for her to be remanded in prison custody because she is nursing a child.
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However, the presiding judge, Yusuf Halilu, declined to grant the request of the defence counsel.
He ruled that the suspect be remanded in Suleja prison and adjourned the matter to December 7 for further hearing.
The deceased was the son of a former chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Haliru Bello.
The development was made public by Anjuguri Manzah, the Federal Capital Territory police spokesman, in a statement released on Wednesday, November 22.
NAIJ.com gathered that Manzah disclosed that pending the completion of investigations, a remand order against Maryam for two weeks was secured by the command, from the FCT High Court.
According to the police spokesman, the command took that particular action because it was difficult to have the suspect remanded in prison custody because she was nursing a six-month-old baby.
Bilyamin Bello was allegedly stabbed by his wife after she accused him of infidelity.
She was said to have taken him to a hospital where he died shortly after arrival.
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