-Police charge Maryam Sanda to court for the alleged murder of Bilyaminu Bello.
-Police however, decries inability to detain her as obtained through a court order because of her innocent six month old baby.
Police recount difficulties been encountered in the prosecution of wife who stabbed husband to death.
Authorities of the Nigeria Police through the FCT police command have given reasons why it will be difficult to remand Maryam Sanda for the alleged murder of Bilyaminu Bello, son of a former chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), even after securing a court order for the purpose.
Speaking on the case, the FCT police public relations officer, DSP Anjuguri Manzah, said the inability of the command to detain her as ordered by a court of law is because of her six-month-old baby.
Recall Sanda allegedly stabbed her late husband to death following suspicions of infidelity based on a text message she saw on his phone.
It was further declared that based on preliminary investigations, the suspect has been arraigned before an FCT high court on a two-count charge, though the charges might be amended based on results from further investigations.
The charge sheet, reads:
“That you Mariam Sanda Female, Adult of N0 4 Pakail Close, Wuse 2 Abuja, on or about the at 19/11/2017 at about 0350 hours at Pakail Close, Wuse zone 2, Abuja within the Abuja Judicial Division, did commit the offence of culpable homicide punishable with death. In that you caused the death of one Bilyaminu Bello Halliru, male of N0 4 Pakail close, Wuse zone 2, Abuja by stabbing him on the chest with broken bottle which eventually led to his death, you thereby committed an offence punishable under section 221 of the Penal Code Law.”
“That you Mariam Sanda Female, Adult of N0 4 Pakail Close, Wuse 2 Abuja, on or about the at 19/11/2017 at about 0350 hours at Pakail Close, Wuse zone 2, Abuja within the Abuja Judicial Division, did commit the offence of causing grievous hurt. In that you stabbed one Bilyaminu Bello Halliru, male of N0 4 Pakail close, Wuse zone 2, Abuja by stabbing him on the chest with broken bottle on the neck thereby endangering his life, you thereby committed an offence contrary to section 240 (g) and punishable under section 247 of the Penal Code Law.”
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“It should also be noted that this present charge is as a result of preliminary findings. At the end of the investigation, additional findings will determine whether the current charge will be amended or whether other persons will be charged along with the suspect,” Manzah said in a statement.
“To assist the police with its ongoing investigation, some persons have been invited for questioning on the matter. Investigation on the case is still on-going and the public will kept abreast of any further development.
“Sequel to the aforementioned facts on the current status of the case, the command wishes to assure members of the public that investigation will be carried out professionally.”
Source: Naija News