Maryam Sanda, who is accused of stabbing her husband, Bilyamin Bello to death, reportedly organised a birthday party for her daughter just a day after she was granted bail by an FCT High Court.
Maryam Sanda held the birthday party for her daughter who she welcomed with her late husband, Bilyamin Bello, son of a former PDP Chieftain, at her mother’s residence on Thursday and the event was attended by close family members.
Here are photos from the birthday party below;
Daily Nigerian reported that on Wednesday, Justice Yusuf Halilu said the court granted her bail based on medical report which indicates she is pregnant and indisposed. She had told a Federal High Court in Jabi on Monday that she should be released on bail in view of her condition.
The judge also ordered that the biological father of the defendant must sign an undertaking with the court to produce her on demand at every court sitting. The case was adjourned until March 19 for hearing.
In count one of the amended charge, the police alleged that Ms. Sanda caused the death of her husband, “by stabbing him on the chest and other parts of the body with a knife and other dangerous weapons which eventually led to his death.”
Recall that Mrs Sanda, whose trial started on February 5, asked the presiding judge, Yusuf Halilu, to accede to her earlier application for bail.
Joseph Daudu, Mrs Sanda’s lawyer, asked that the judge to have sympathy on his client and grant her bail to seek proper medical attention for her pregnancy. The prosecuting counsel, James Idachaba, however opposed the bail application, stating that the claim of Sanda’s 3-month pregnancy had to be proved, as the evidence provided was insufficient.
Ms. Sanda is charged alongside three others: her mother, Maimuna Aliyu; her brother, Aliyu Sanda; and their house-help, Sadiya Aminu.