Again, Court Adjourns Trial Of Maryam Sanda

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Updated May 15, 2018

 

A Federal High Court in Abuja has adjourned the trial of Maryam Sanda till June 28 and 29, 2018.

The case was adjourned because the counsel to the defendant, Mr. Joesph Daudu was absent in court today.

Mr. Daudu through a letter asked the court for an adjournment due to his ill health.

The accused, Mrs. Sanda is undergoing trial for allegedly killing her husband, Bilyamin Bello, son of former PDP National Chairman, Mohammed Bello.

She was remanded in Suleja Prisons, on November 24, 2017, for allegedly stabbing him several times at their Maitama home in Abuja, based on allegations of infidelity after seeing a text message on his phone.

He was later rushed to the hospital where he eventually died.

The FCT Police Command then filed two counts of culpable homicide against her.

She pleaded not guilty but was remanded in prison custody.

After being the denied bail, the court later granted her bail based on medical reports which show she is ill and pregnant and requires medical attention.

On April 19, 2018, the court adjourned the trial of Mrs. Sanda to enable the prosecution to call its first witness.

The defence counsel Mr. Joseph Daudu had on behalf of Mrs. Sanda made an application for the charges to be dismissed because it is incompetent, null and void.

Mr. Daudu had argued that the charges which were filed as an originating summon ought to be by the Attorney-General of the Federation and not the police.