The court of appeal sitting in Abuja has upheld the judgment of Justice Yusuf Halilu of the FCT High Court which sentenced Maryam Sanda to death for killing her husband Bilyamin Mohammed Bello.
Recall that Sanda was convicted on January 27, 2020, Justice Halilu who Said; “She should reap what she has sown, for it has been said that ‘thou shall not kill’ and whoever kills in cold blood deserves death as his own reward,” for killing her husband over a mere misunderstanding.
But Sanda approached the appellate court, seeking to upturn the judgment in a notice of appeal which predicated on 20 grounds.
First the appellant through her legal team described the judgement of the trial court as “a miscarriage of justice”.
And Secondly; that the trial judge “erred and misdirected himself by usurping the role of the police when he assumed the duty of an investigating police officer (IPO) as contained in page 76 of his judgement…”
But this did not safe her. Sanda however has another last chance which is Nigeria’s Apex Court, the Supreme Court to Appeal.