28 January 2020 :
A Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court on 27 January 2020 sentenced to death Maryam Sanda for the killing of her husband, Bilyaminu Bello.
The presiding judge, Justice Yusuf Halilu, made the pronouncement while delivering judgment on the protracted trial of Maryam Sanda in the nation’s capital Abuja.
Sanda is facing trial over an allegation of stabbing Bilyaminu, son of former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Haliru Bello, to death.
In November 2017, the police charged Sanda for culpable homicide and sought a death penalty against the accused on two counts and informed the court that the killing was premeditated.
But the accused who was initially remanded in custody has repeatedly pleaded not guilty to the crime.