Bilyaminu Bello’s Alleged Murder : Prosecutor’s Ill-Health Stalls Maryam Sanda’s Trail

The trial of Maryam Sanda, who allegedly killed her husband, Bilyaminu Bello, was on Thursday stalled due to the ill-health of the prosecution counsel, Mr James Idachaba.

Maryam, the first defendant, was alleged to have killed her husband on Nov. 19, 2017 through multiple stabbings, and was arraigned at the court by the Nigeria Police alonside three others.

Solacebase had reported that the three other persons, Maimuna Aliyu, Sanda’s mother; Aliyu, her brother, and Sadiya Aminu, her housemaid, are also accused of conspiracy.

The deceased, Bilyaminu, was the son of a former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr Haliru Bello-Muhammed.

At the resumed trial, the prosecution counsel pleaded with the court to adjourn on the grounds that he was not too fine to proceed with the case.

“My lord, I am completely down and I need urgent medical attention. I only managed to come because of the seriousness of this case.

“Our witness is even in the court to show you how concerned we are about this matter. I plead with the court to grant an adjournment,” he said.

None of the defence counsel in the matter opposed the plea of the prosecution for an adjournment.

The trial judge, Justice Yusuf Halilu, adjourned the matter until Oct. 4.


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