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Husband killing: I have no case to answer – Maryam Sanda



Maryam Sanda, a woman charged with the alleged killing of her husband, Bilyaminu Bello, yesterday told an FCT High Court that she had no case to answer.

The accused is being tried before the court for allegedly killing Bello, a nephew of former PDP chairman, Alhaji Bello Halliru Muhammad.

She was docked alongside her brother, Aliyu Sanda; her mother, Maimuna Aliyu; and her housemaid, Sadiya Aminu, who were charged for assisting her to conceal the evidence by cleaning the blood of the deceased from the scene of the crime. They all pleaded not guilty.

Police had subsequently called six witnesses to corroborate the charge.

At the resumed hearing yesterday, her counsel, Olusegun Jolaawo in his no-case submission told the court that the prosecution had not made a prima facie case against his client to warrant her to defend herself.

Daily Trust, Wednesday, March 27

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