Maryam Sanda will now stand trial for allegedly murdering her husband.
The Federal Capital Territory Police Command has arraigned Maryam Sanda for allegedly killing her husband, Bilyaminu Bello, the son of the former PDP Chairman.
Sanda was arraigned before a High Court in Abuja today, Friday, November 24, 2017.
The court ordered that she be remanded in Suleja Prison until the next court date.
James C Dachaba, the officer in charge of legal prosecution of FCT command spoke to pressmen about the case that has caught the attention of many Nigerians.
"What we have just witnessed is a formal arraignment of a defendant or an accused person alleged to have killed her husband.
It is the duty of the police after investigation to arraign her since on the 20th of this month, and today is the arraignment" he said.
"I mean we filed a charge against her since on the 20th and today we were given a date for her formal arraignment which we have just done. And now it has been adjourned for commencement of trial" further said Dachaba.
When asked by pressmen if justice will be served in this high profile case, James C Dachaba said "Oh definitely, definitely. We are before the court of law and our part is to prove our case. And the rest is that of the court to determine her guilt or otherwise. But we can assure you on our part, we remain on the side of the law and justice."
Maryam Sanda showed up in court with a green scarf covering her face and her six-month baby. She was also with a Quran which she read before the commencement of the court.
She pleaded not guilty to a two count of homicide. Her counsel, Hussein Musa asked the court to let Maryam Sanda be in police custody because she is still a nursing mother.
This motion was overruled by the judge. The case has been adjourned to December 7, 2017.
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