Justice Yusuf Halilu of the Federal High Court, Abuja has denied Maryam Sanda, the woman who allegedly killed her husband, Bilyaminu Bello, bail. Maryam, her mum Maimuna Sanda, her brother and one other person, were arraigned before the court today.
Delivering judgment on her bail application, Justice Halilu said Maryam’s counsel, Joseph Daudu, did not provide cogent reasons for him to grant her bail. The presiding judge said that Daudu had attached a medical report and requested for bail based on the health status of Mrs Sanda but that he did not prove to the court that the sickness cannot be treated in a detention facility.
Justice Halilu held that the fact that she is a nursing mother is not a general principle for granting bail, hence her denial of it.
He, however, granted bail to her mother, brother and the third defendant on the condition that they must provide two sureties each, who must reside within the city center of Abuja. He also ordered them to submit their travel documents to the court, while the sureties must deposit proof of their landed properties in Abuja.
He adjourned the case to February 5th, 6th and 7th 2018.
Maryamand her baby were later driven off to Suleja prison.
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