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Court remands Maryam Sanda who allegedly stabbed Husband to Death



Maryam Sanda, the woman who allegedly stabbed her husband Bilyamin Bello to death has been remanded in prison custody by the FCT High Court, Sahara Reporters reports.

The FCT police command had arraigned her on charges bordering on culpable homicide.

Maryam, who had been in police custody since her arrest, was seen in tears, holding the Qu’ran and her 6-months old baby as she made her way to the courtroom, covering her face from the media.

She pleaded not guilty to the two-count charge. Her counsel Hussein Musa pleaded that she should be remanded in police custody as she’s a nursing mother, however, the presiding judge Yusuf Halilu ruled that she be remanded in Suleja prison and adjourned the case to December 7th for further hearing.

The couple had been having marital troubles and a friend of Bello who had spoken to Punch said the deceased had just returned to his home from the hospital after part of his ear was bitten off by Maryam, only to meet his end.

Bilyamin had also been reportedly advised to leave his house, and was planning to divorce Maryam – his second wife – before he was killed.

Photo Credit: Sahara Reporters


  1. Ephi

    November 24, 2017 at 1:14 pm

    My heart goes out to this little child. She is the second ‘victim’ of this murderous woman. Justice must be done, sentiments aside.

  2. Olori

    November 24, 2017 at 1:16 pm

    She allowed her demons lead her to commit a hideous crime. Now she is carrying her Qu’ran upandan. My dear, end don come o. You were even biting ear too because he was cheating. Is he the only man in the world? Are you God? Can you create another life on your own? No reason is valid enough to cut his private part and then go on to take his life except (probably) self defense Biko, rest in Suleja for the mean time while your life sentence cell is being prepared for you.

  3. bea

    November 24, 2017 at 1:18 pm

    All you violent partners, please leave if you are no longer enjoying the heat.
    If you leave you may even find a partner who will not make you so angry. leave and go to the other side of town, state or nation where you will not have to keep seeing your partner. or hearing about his progress so you don’t keep regretting.

    It is better to leave than to bag a life or death sentence. Just walk away life is perfect where there is peace.

    You can plan your exit over a period of time, what will I be doing when i leave, where will i leave, consider a neighborhood you can afford back on half of your expected income and if children are involved consider their fees as well. what social backup do you plan to fall back on? friends, religion, family?

    I know some of you will read this so I plead again leave than burn in hell. or rot in jail. just walk away!

  4. Tessa Doghor

    November 24, 2017 at 1:21 pm

    The moment you voice it out that you will be having a divorce, don’t live in the same house. Otherwise stay silent to ensure the safety of your life.

    I am willing to hear her side of the story.

    There is no justification for murder. Let her speak to her legal counsel first and then call a press conference.

    • Loki

      November 24, 2017 at 2:06 pm

      Actually, under the law, there are justifications for homicide:
      1. Insanity (temporary or permanent)
      2. Provocation
      3. Self Defence

      Can’t remember if there are others now; law school was a while back.

      Wanna bet that they are going apply one of the above and she’s going to end up free? Unless for some reason, the Nigeria judiciary borrows brain between now and her trial. She comes from a prominent family…how many of such pay for their sins in Nigeria?

  5. Mrs chidukane

    November 24, 2017 at 1:32 pm

    Anyone that carries a religious book when accused of murder is already guilty in my eyes. If you were that godly or religious, the words of that book would be in you. There would be no need to carry it around to score cheap sympathy. They should take that child away from her please before she harms her.

  6. bruno

    November 24, 2017 at 1:41 pm

    after biting a piece of his ear off that wasnt enough, u decided to stab him to death.what an animal.

    that’s the thing about women, they are never content. allow them to have the last word, allow them to win the argument, allow them to win the fight, they will not still stop, they will continue to drag and drag and drag and fight. married men on this blog u know what I’m talking about.

    • Olivia Ruth

      November 24, 2017 at 3:11 pm

      Oga bruno, “that’s the thing about women” – generalization much?

      Sitting in front of your device, over there typing OP – well done o

  7. Loki

    November 24, 2017 at 1:55 pm

    This is what happens when you marry a mixture of Bingo, Mike Tyson and Jack the Ripper…Yet people will continue to act like marriage is a do or die affair. Mom, are you seeing this? Stop nagging me to get a wife.

  8. Corolla

    November 24, 2017 at 1:56 pm

    Good! Hopefully justice prevails.

  9. Ruqqy

    November 24, 2017 at 2:06 pm

    This is very SAD. No one absolutely no one has the RIGHT to cause another human any form of sadness or grieve. That little child in the middle of all this, is who i pity the most. May the soul of Bilyamin rest in perfect peace. Amiin.

    Unfortunately for us Africans, we take a whole lot of serious issues lightly, e.g. “mental illness”. And we end up blaming innocent village people. This lady probably has issues mentally but it was never taken into consideration I believe and now an innocent man had to suffer for it. Polygamy is allowed in islam with strict conditions and the suspect here being a northern Nigerian should know better.
    The harm has already been done. Please let us all endeavour to take note of the behaviour of those around us, u never know who might be out there to harm you. May the Almighty protect us all and may He bless us with partners that are kind and sympathetic at heart Amiin.

  10. Moniker

    November 24, 2017 at 2:42 pm

    All na format. If you get hand to use hol knife to stab your husband like goat, you go get the same mind go jail. Quran or tesbil no go save you. Chin up as you begin your life after life.

  11. Jt.Rogers

    November 24, 2017 at 2:45 pm

    It’s a Pitt he’s no more bt honestly sometimes men cause certain things for themselves… They would go for a second marriage coz of Beauty/connection or financial gains. Now see where it leads him to. Am sure the first wife is so loving, dedicated, humble n obedient yet he ignore all of that to marry another woman. Men please shine your eyes. All that glitters isn’t gold.

  12. John

    November 24, 2017 at 3:10 pm

    crying and reading quoran ke!! if she want she can read the seven book of moses and shed out blood ..she should rot in jail for all I care ..that is the only justice ..meanwhile, that baby should be taken away from her for the her safety..she is a deranged woman …kudos to the judge for not falling for that jamboree, that is a nice start

  13. Xoxo

    November 24, 2017 at 3:34 pm

    Was the man ‘cheating’ or courting a third wife? He’s allowed 4 under Islam.

    • Loki

      November 24, 2017 at 4:22 pm

      Well Bingo-Mike Tyson clearly didn’t think so…

  14. yoyo

    November 24, 2017 at 3:47 pm

    Since yesterday I have been feeling for this tiny baby. My heart breaks biko. The child did not ask for this.

  15. Tade

    November 24, 2017 at 4:25 pm

    See ladies and gentlemen. There are worse things/situations than being single. All this cos of a marriage. A man that’s already on his 2nd wife at the age of 36 yrs old is unlikely to live long anyhoos

  16. Madam J.

    November 24, 2017 at 5:12 pm

    1st,she is even his second wife and she is vexing cos he cheated,Lmao!!! madam u should have gotten busy with ur life&focused more on taking care of your daughter. na wa U bite person Son ear and afterwards Stabbed him,shame on you. please stop holding the holy book why didn’t you READ the same Holy book to know how to handle issues in marriage. I feel sorry for the innocent Baby girl.

  17. Engoz

    November 24, 2017 at 8:36 pm

    This will teach all of you a lesson that advice people to go back to their abusive spouses. The details are even more gory than what BN has posted so far. All ye ‘marriage counselors’ they call to settle relationships that have reached the point of breaking bottles and biting ears like a vampire, I hope you too have learned your lessons.

  18. MissFactual

    November 25, 2017 at 5:56 am

    As usual, in our self-righteous, blame-gaming Nigerian ways, we have decided to judge, crucify and condemn another human without even knowing the root cause of the problem.. Committing murder is unacceptable, but has anyone really taken a minute to think about why a woman would stab her husband to death? The level of rage, anger and intense emotion that must have taken over to give a human being the power to stab another to the extent that it leads to death… I really wish I could hear her side of the story and what was going on in her mind at that moment but I doubt if anyone would ever know the whole truth of what happened that fateful night…

    • Osa

      November 25, 2017 at 8:02 am

      I couldnt agree more. No oneseems to be considering that possibility of extreme provocation

  19. Mummy yoma

    November 25, 2017 at 9:35 am

    No reasons to kill. No reason to stab, bite and kill the father of your child that is even worse than posing nude for your children to see when they grow up. She thought of nothing and no one but herself. I know what she will do to that child she will tell the child her father was a rapist and a junkie who abused her every night and she could not take it again so she killed him in Self defence. I pray for my brothers that they dont come in contact with emotionally unstable and clingy women. When marriage tire u pack your bag and go your mama house dont let evil unleash itself through you. Dont let darkness overshadow your light. Please LEAVE.

  20. John

    November 25, 2017 at 10:15 am

    I know what she will do to that child she will tell the child her fatherwas a rapist and a junkie who abused her every night and she could not take it again so she killed him in Self defence………..exactly, you know women like her very well…they never take responsibility of their actions..That is why I say that baby should be taken from that deranged woman ..ASAP…Before she starts filling her head with rubbish about her father..this is what majority of women do even after divorce talkless of this scenario…life imprisonment with hard labour or the death sentence is what she deserves ..nothing less..but anything can happen in Nigeria since she is from a rich family and the husband is from an average family.

  21. mahmud muhammad

    November 28, 2017 at 1:26 pm

    She does not deserve to live thats all. if in this country we could not adhere to real justice then we are sorry bcs it could not even be reduced. so she be made face what she did bcs she cnt over power this man for physical fight. He is shwing her concern so that he is too flexible for her thinking she would letter this violent atitude n now she end his life. unfaithful woman she does not believe in any faith.

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