Maryam Sanda, who is accused of stabbing her husband, Bilyamin Bello, to death has granted bail by an FCT High Court.
Her slain husband was a nephew to former chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, Haliru Bello.
Ruling on her bail application, Justice Yusuf Halilu said the court granted her bail based on medical report which indicates she is pregnant and indisposed.
She told a Federal High Court in Jabi on Monday that she should be released on bail in view of her condition.
Recall that Mrs Sanda, whose trial started on February 5, asked the presiding judge, Yusuf Halilu, to accede to her earlier application for bail.
Joseph Daudu, Sanda’s lawyer, asked that the judge to have sympathy on his client and grant her bail to seek proper medical attention for her pregnancy.
The prosecuting counsel, James Idachaba, however opposed the bail application, stating that the claim of Sanda’s 3-month pregnancy had to be proved, as the evidence provided was insufficient.
March 19, 2018
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