Nigerians have taken to Twitter to react to the death sentence slammed on Maryam Sanda, who was found guilty of killing her husband, Bilyamin Mohammed Bello in 2017.
Justice Yusuf Halilu of the federal high court in Abuja on Monday sentenced the defendant to death by hanging, a judgment that has sparked social media debate.
Sanda reportedly stabbed her husband, son of Haliru Mohammed Bello, a former national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to death with a bottle in November 2017.
Sanda was charged with culpable homicide in November 2017 by the police who are seeking the death penalty in the two-count charge.
According to Police, she did so with “absolute intent to kill” him.
However, she pleaded not guilty to the crime and was able to secure bail with the conditions, including an undertaking from her father to produce her in court till the end of the trial after several attempts.
However, on Monday, the court found her guilty as charged, and sentenced her to death by hanging.
See some reactions below
Maryam Sanda’s kid is going to be like ‘my mom killed my dad then the government killed my mom’
— Boardman (@TimelineBandit) January 27, 2020
Maryam Sanda was sentenced to death by hanging for killing her husband.
To all the girls out there, please always control your jealousy.#AewaConnect
— Arewa T W I T T E R (@ArewaTwiter) January 27, 2020
Maryam Sanda convicted of murder. Justice served yo
— J A N N A H❤ (@Jvnnvh) January 27, 2020
Maryam Sanda, within 2 Minutes of rage ruined her life.
Indeed the Prophet has spoken the Truth, on anger, he said;
"When one of you becomes angry while standing, he should sit down. If the anger leaves him, well and good; otherwise he should lie down."
— نجيب (@Najeebwali_) January 27, 2020
Happy to read the news that Maryam Sanda who killed her husband has been convicted. This serves as a warning to all those planning to kill their spouse, you will rot in jail and probably die by hanging. Leave the marriage if you have issues. Don’t kill your husband or wife.
— Sally Suleiman (@is_salsu) January 27, 2020