Appeal Court affirms Maryam Sanda’s death sentence

The Court of Appeal in Abuja on Friday affirmed the death penalty imposed on Maryam Sanda, who was sentenced to death for the murder of her husband, Bilyaminu Bello.

Justice Yusuf Halilu of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Maitama, Abuja had in his judgment delivered on January 27, 2020, held that circumstantial evidence proved that Maryam “fatally” stabbed her husband to death in Abuja on November 19, 2017.

Maryam, a mother of two, had on February 19, 2020 filed a 20-ground notice of appeal, praying for an order discharging, and acquitting her.

She contended that the judgment convicting her was tainted by bias and prejudices resulting in her being denied her right to a fair hearing.

But delivering judgment on Friday, a three-person appeal panel led by Justice Stephen Adah, ruled that there was no basis for setting aside the FCT High Court’s verdict as he held that it was not in doubt that the appellant killed her husband.

 

 

– Punch

About Delia Innoma

Delia Innoma is a prolific writer, promoter, artist manager with full professional proficiency in English, German and Igbo languages. She studied accounting and computer programming at the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu and Germany respectively. Delia is also a devoted mother of two and she founded the Diamond Celebrities Magazine. Her sense of responsibility and commitment to the Christian faith are essential forces driving her daily activities.

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