An FCT High Court in Maitama has sentenced Maryam Sanda to death by hanging for killing her husband, Bilyaminu Bello.
She is to be remanded in Suleja Correctional Centre until she exhaust her appeal rights.
Before the sentencing, a the court process was disrupted when after being convicted, Maryam ran out of the dock, wailing and shouting, “Inna lilahi Inna roji hun”.
After she was dragged back into the dock by court and prison officials, she was later heard saying, “I was fasting and praying … Ya Allah, why?”
The judge, Justice Yusuf Halliru, had to suspend proceedings for few miniutes when the court got rowdy with some women wailing in the court room and attempting to approach Maryam.
Sanda was convicted for killing her husband, Bello, who was a nephew to former PDP Chairman, Alhaji Bello Halliru Muhammad, in 2017.