The Federal High Court in Abuja, Monday sentenced Maryam Sanda to death by hanging for killing her husband Bilyaminu Bello.
Justice Yusuf Halilu in delivering judgment on the protracted trial of Sanda on Monday, sentenced her after she was convicted for stabbing to death, Bilyaminu who is a son of former Acting National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Haliru Bello.
Upon her conviction by the judge, Sanda broke down in tears and wept uncontrollably, thus generating a buzz on social media, with some making comparisons to ex-members of Boko Haram who are currently being rehabilitated and re-integrated back into society. The argument is that if these former terrorists aren’t being sentenced to death, why can’t Sanda be forgiven or given a lesser sentence and rehabilitated?
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