Spokesperson of the Nigeria Police Force, FCT command, Anjuguri Manzah, has said that alleged husband killer, Maryam Sanda, has been spared, for now, from being remanded in prison.
Manzah said the police did not demand prison remand for her because she is nursing a six-month-old baby.
Police said they have secured a court order to remand her for two weeks, after charging her at the High Court in the Jabi district of Abuja, with culpable homicide punishable under section 224 of the Penal Code.
“It should also be noted that this present charge is as a result of preliminary findings; at the end of investigations, additional findings will determine whether the current charge will be amended or whether other persons will be charged along with the suspect,” Manza said.
He also added that: “To assist the police with their ongoing investigations, some persons have been invited for questioning on the matter.”
Sanda is the daughter of Maimuna Aliyu, the former Executive Director of Aso Savings and Loans Limited, while Bello was the son of Haliru Bello, former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
NewsBreakers reports that Sanda was alleged to have stabbed her husband in the neck, chest, and genitals on Saturday during a fight in their home in Maitama, Abuja. She was said to have rushed him to a hospital where he died.
Bilyamin Bello was reported to have divorced his first wife before marrying Sanda.
The couple had a daughter together.