An FCT High Court in Maitama has convicted Maryam Sanda of killing her husband, Bilyaminu Bello.
The judge has however stood down the matter for five minutes following the drama that ensued after the conviction was passed. She fled the dock immediately the judge convicted her.
However, court officials and prisons officials dragged her back into the dock.
The judge was forced to rise after several women starting wailing in the courtroom One of them who made an attempt to approach Maryam was ordered to be taken away by the judge.
Justice Yusuf Halliru rose for 5 minutes to return for sentencing. As at the time of filing this report, Maryam is still wailing and shouting “Inna lilahi Inna roji hun”, while efforts are being made by her family and lawyer to console her.
She was overhead saying, “I was fasting and praying … Ya Allah, why?” as court officials announced that the judge was about to return for sentencing.
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