Following the judge’s pronouncement that made Maryam Sanda wept profusely over an allegation of stabbing her late husband, Bilyaminu son of former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Haliru Bello to death former Minister and Peoples Democratic Party chieftain, Chief Femi Fani Kayode has described the situation as ‘a strategy’. In his tweet he posted:
“First the wife stabs the husband to death in a fit of jealous rage and now she has been sentenced to death by hanging. This is so sad! Who will take care of their children now? What a tragedy!”
She was comforted by her lawyer and some officials of the Nigerian Correctional Service in the courtroom.
Her trial centred on a judicial drama that lasted almost three years due to delays, multiple adjournments, and failure of witnesses to appear in court among others.