Maryam Sanda, mother, brother docked for allegedly murdering ex-PDP chairman’s son

The victim, Mr. Haliru Bello and Wife, Maryam Sanda
The victim, Mr. Haliru Bello and Wife, Maryam Sanda [Photo credit: THISDAYLIVE]

The Nigerian Police Force on Thursday arraigned Maryam Sanda; her mother, Maimuna Aliyu; her brother, Aliyu Sanda; and a fourth defendant, Sadiya Aminu for alleged murder.

Mrs. Sanda is the daughter-in-law of a former Peoples Democratic Party chairman, Mohammed Bello. She was accused of killing her husband, Biliyanu Bello, over allegations of infidelity.

They had been married for two years, before the incident occurred in November.

On Thursday, Mrs. Sanda’s mother, Maimuna, who is also facing a separate charge of fraud, was arraigned with her daughter along side two others.

According to the new charge, the defendants are accused of culpable homicide and obstruction of justice.

Mrs. Sanda was covered in a blue veil, with her face bent down while the charges were read.

Details later…


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  • thusspokez

    Killing another person is extreme, but all we hear in the Nigerian media about this case “ex-PDP chairman’s son” and nothing about the events that had led to the unfortunate event. Was it premeditated or as a result of altercation and fight that ended in his death?

    • Psalm Baba

      Will knowing how the man died prevent future occurence or Bring him back?

      • thusspokez

        The former.

    • laki

      The news about how he did was in the news. The woman threatened him many times but when the friends left , she stabbed the husband to death. Even a case of infidelity is not worth taking another person’s life. She can decide to leave the marriage than kill her husband