- An FCT High Court has refused the oral application for bail made on behalf of Maryam Sanda
- She was said to have caused the death of her husband by stabbing him on the chest
- Maryam's lawyer Joseph Daudu asked the court to listen to the bail application filed on her behalf
An FCT High Court in Jabi has refuted the oral application for bail made on behalf of Maryam Sanda and ordered her returned to prisons pending her re-arraignment next Thursday, December 14.
The FCT police command in a two-count charge accused Maryam, the daughter of a former executive director of Aso Savings and Loans, Hajiya Maimuna Aliyu Sanda, of killing her husband, Bilyamin Bello, the son of Alhaji Bello Halliru Muhammad, a former chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
At the resumed hearing on Thursday, December 7, police prosecutor, James Idachaba informed the court an amended charge has been filed before the court where Maryam's mother, Maimuna Aliyu has been added as defendant together with two others.
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Idachaba said all efforts to serve the charge on Maimuna and the others have proved abortive.
He asked the court to adjourned the matter to Thursday, December 14 to enable the police bring all the defendants to court so they can take their pleas together.
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The trial judge, Justice Yusuf Halilu ruled in favour of the prosecutor and said the bail would be taken after the re-arraignment.
Maryam's new lawyer, Chief Joseph Daudu, a former president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), however, asked the court to listen to the bail application filed on Maryam's behalf.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that ICPC said it has finalized plans to arraign Maimuna Aliyu mother of Maryam Sanda who is currently facing charges for allegedly killing her husband, Bilyaminu Bello.
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