The Nigerian Police through the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Police Command has revealed why the wife of the murdered son of a former chairman of PDP, Bilyaminu Bello, Maryam Sanda has not been arrested.
Recall that the wife of the deceased was reported to have murdered her husband after she suspected that he was cheating on her.
Sanda who has since been arraigned before an FCT high court on a two-count charge is yet to be detained by the Nigerian Police.
Revealing why the Police is yet to arrest and detain the suspect who was reported to have stabbed the deceased on grounds of infidelity, the Police stated that the suspect is yet to be confirmed to have carried out the murder and she also has a six-month-old baby growing inside her.
Sanda, in her charge sheet as obtained by TheCable was accused of committing an offence punishable by death.
The charge sheet reads: “That you Mariam Sanda Female, Adult of N0 4 Pakail Close, Wuse 2 Abuja, on or about the at 19/11/2017 at about 0350 hours at Pakail Close, Wuse zone 2, Abuja within the Abuja Judicial Division, did commit the offence of culpable homicide punishable with death.
“In that you caused the death of one Bilyaminu Bello Halliru, male of N0 4 Pakail close, Wuse zone 2, Abuja by stabbing him on the chest with broken bottle which eventually led to his death, you thereby committed an offence punishable under section 221 of the Penal Code Law.”
The sheet further added: “That you Mariam Sanda Female, Adult of N0 4 Pakail Close, Wuse 2 Abuja, on or about the at 19/11/2017 at about 0350 hours at Pakail Close, Wuse zone 2, Abuja within the Abuja Judicial Division, did commit the offence of causing grievous hurt.
“In that you stabbed one Bilyaminu Bello Halliru, male of N0 4 Pakail close, Wuse zone 2, Abuja by stabbing him on the chest with broken bottle on the neck thereby endangering his life, you thereby committed an offence contrary to section 240 (g) and punishable under section 247 of the Penal Code Law.”
Speaking as regards the case, the police public relations officer in FCT, Anjuguri Manzah, said that the command had secured an order to detain the suspect for two weeks but the order will be difficult because the suspect is six months into pregnancy.
Manzah said: “It should also be noted that this present charge is as a result of preliminary findings. At the end of the investigation, additional findings will determine whether the current charge will be amended.”