- The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court will on Monday, January 27, deliver judgment in the trial of Maryam Sanda, the woman alleged to have stabbed her husband to death in Abuja
- The husband of the accused was, Bilyaminu Bello, the son of a former national chairman of the PDP Haliru Bello
- The police accused Sanda of stabbing her husband with a broken bottle with the intention of killing him
After almost three years, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court will on Monday, January 27, deliver judgment in the trial of Maryam Sanda, the woman who was alleged to have stabbed her husband to death in Abuja.
Premium Times reports that the husband of the accused was, Bilyaminu Bello, the son of a former national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Haliru Bello.
The police had told the court that Sanda had stabbed her husband with a broken bottle with the intention of killing him.
However, the accused denied the claim and pleaded not guilty to the crime. She said her husband died after he accidentally fell on a broken bottle in their home.
She was eventually granted bail after many attempts. As part of her bail condition, the court-mandated her father to produce her in court till the end of the trial.
In another news report, gunmen on Saturday, January 26, attacked vehicles conveying travellers shortly after arriving Rigasa railway station from Abuja, injured some of them and abducted several others. News Agency report (NAN) gathered that the attack occurred along the road linking airport road from the railway station at about 8pm.
A similar attack occurred on Friday at about the same time on the same road after passengers left the train station heading to their homes in Kaduna and other places.
Already, some families of those abducted have been contacted by the kidnappers demanding N20 million ransom.
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has authorized the deployment of air power against bandits attacking Niger state in the last few weeks.
A statement by presidential spokesman Garba Shehu revealed that the president has received assurances that with the harmattan dust gradually easing, fighter aircraft would soon join the efforts to provide effective air attacks against the bandits.
The bandits' have in the past few weeks, had a field day attacking remote communities around Dogon Gona forest in Niger state.
The statement from the presidency suggested that the lack of motorized roads in the areas constantly under attack makes air raid the viable option.
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