Alleged husband killer, Maryam Sanda, names son after father

Bilyamin Bello son of former PDP chairman and wife Maryam Sanda who allegedly stabbed him to death

Maryam Sanda, who allegedly killed of her husband, Bilyaminu Bello, on November 17, 2017, has named her son according to Islamic rite.

The baby boy born on August 14.

He was named Bilyaminu, after his deceased father, at a quiet ceremony held on Tuesday.

Maryam was granted bail in March when it was discovered that she was pregnant and there were no facilities to take care of her at Suleja prison.

A family member, who craved anonymity, however, said that the delivery and naming of the new baby put paid to doubts and insinuations that Maryam was not pregnant.

Maryam is accused of killing her husband through multiple stabbing.

She was arraigned alongside three other persons.

The three other persons, Mrs Maimuna Aliyu, Maryam’s mother; Aliyu Sanda, her brother; and Sadiya Aminu, her housemaid, were charged with conspiracy in the murder case.

The deceased, Bilyaminu, was the son of a former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr Haliru Bello-Muhammed.

Maryam was granted bail by Justice Yususf Halilu of the FCT High Court, Jabi, on the grounds that she was pregnant at the time of trial.

She was equally believed to be asthmatic and could not have faced the rigours of prison.