Court refuses alleged 'killer wife' bail

Court refuses alleged 'killer wife' bail

The Federal Capital Territory High court has refused an application for bail brought by Maryam Sanda, the daughter-in-law of former PDP chairman, Haliru Bello.

Sanda is facing a two-count charge of homicide for the alleged murder of her husband, Bilyamin Bello.

 The court presided by Justice Yusuf Halilu refused the application because the defence counsel is preparing an appeal, intended to challenge the court’s initial denial of bail to Sanda in December.

The counsel to Sanda, Joseph Daudu, defended his decision to file the new application for bail adding that nothing concerning the appeal at the higher court will affect the second request for bail.

 He also said the application at the appellate court was totally different from the new motion for bail and should not be considered the same or as an abuse of court process.

 The prosecution counsel, James Idachaba, however, disagreed with the defence saying that the motion at the Appeal Court carries the same date as that on the new application for bail.

Meanwhile, the case has been adjourned to March 19.

Reports by Godfrey Obemeata

(Abuja correspondent)

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