Maryam Sanda files an appeal against her death sentence for alleged killing of her husband with kitchen KNIFE
Maryam Sanda has filed an appeal against the death sentence for alleged killing of her husband with kitchen KNIFE.
Justice Yusuf Halilu of the Federal High Court in Abuja found her guilty of killing her husband, Bilyaminu Bello with kitchen KNIFE.
Maryam Sanda decided to appeal because she believed that she wasn’t given a fair judgment. Below is her application in defense :
“The honourable trial judge erred in law when having taken arguments on the appellant’s 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.”