Maryam Sanda Appeals Death Sentence

Alleged'Husband Killer' Maryam Sanda Appeals Death Sentence
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Maryam Sanda
Alleged husband killer Maryam Sanda

Convicted husband killer, Maryam Sanda has appealed to the Court of Appeal, Division to nullify the verdict and acquit her after being sentenced to death by hanging following the murder of her husband, Bilyaminu Bello.

According to reports, Maryam said the trial judge was tainted by bias and prejudices and this led to the denial of her right to a fair hearing and her consequent conviction.

In the notice of appeal predicated on 20 grounds and filed by her lawyer, Rickey Tarfa, the convict said the judgment of the trial court was a complete “a miscarriage of justice.”

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According to Ms. Sanda, “the trial judge erred in law when having taken arguments on her preliminary objection to the validity of the charge on the 19th of March, 2018 failed to rule on it at the conclusion of the trial or at any other time.

‘The trial judge exhibited bias against the defendant in not ruling one way or the other on the said motion challenging his jurisdiction to entertain the charge” and “therefore fundamentally breached the right to a fair hearing of the defendant.”

No date has been fixed for hearing in the matter.

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