Justice Yusuf Haliru of the Federal Capital Territory High Court in Maitama has sentenced Mariam Sanda to death by hanging for the murder of her husband, Biliaminu Bello Haliru.
Justice Haliru, while handing down the verdict held that having been convicted of killing her husband, she should be hanged until she dies.
The judge also held that, the defendant, who wailed all through the sentencing part of the proceedings, be remanded in Suleja prisons pending when the court’s judgment is executed.
The trial Judge, had held that the prosecution proved that the defendant killed her husband by stabbing him and tried to conceal her action by claiming he fell on a broken bottle.
The court further held that the offence for which the convict was convicted being one based on Section 221 of the Penal Code, there would be no room for allocutus.
“It has been said that thous shall not kill Whoever kills in cold blood shall die in cold blood, “the judge said.
“Maryam Sanda should reap what she has sown, “he said, adding, “it is blood for blood”.
At the pronouncement of the judge, the proceedings of the court was disrupted when the defendant’s mother and siblings, who were in court reacted by shouting.
The defendant attempted to flee the court from an exit door close to the dock, but was held back by security agents.