Maryam Sanda, who allegedly murdered her husband, Bilyaminu Bello, has made her first appearance in court.
Sanda, who had been in the custody of the Federal Capital Territory Police Command, was arraigned before an FCT Hight Court in Abuja.
She arrived in court carrying a Qur’an and her 7-month old baby. She also wore a green veil to cover her face. She read from her Qur’an before proceeding began, and broke down in tears later.
According to Sahara Reporters, she pleaded not guilty to culpable homicide.
The defense counsel, Hussein Musa asked the court to let the defendant be in the police custody arguing that she is still a nursing mother and would be improper to be remanded in prison custody.
The presiding judge, Yusuf Halilu ruled that suspect be remanded in Suleja prison and the matter has been adjourned to December 7th for further hearing.
See photos of her below.