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Police explains why it’s difficult to remand wife who allegedly stabbed PDP Ex Chairman’s son to Death

Bilyamin Bello - OLORISUPERGAL

The police have said they are finding it difficult to remand Maryam Sanda, the wife who stabbed to death her husband Bilyamin Bello, the son of former People’s Democratic Party chairman Haliru Bello.

The Cable reports that the FCT police public relations officer, Anjuguri Manzah, read the charge of the suspect, but added that because she has a 6-month-old baby, they are finding it difficult to detain her after obtaining a court order to do so for 2 weeks.

The charge sheet, as seen by The Cable, included a count of culpable homicide for stabbing her husband in the chest with a broken bottle, and another for causing grievous hurt for the same offence.

Read the charge below:

“That you, Mariam Sanda, female, adult of N0 4 Pakail Close, Wuse Zone 2, Abuja, on or about the 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 Zone 2, Abuja, on or about the 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.
The police added that the investigation is still ongoing, and the present charge is as a result of preliminary findings.
“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.

To assist the police with its ongoing investigation, some persons have been invited for questioning on the matter. Investigation on the case is still ongoing 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.”

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