A witness has revealed in details how Maryam Sanda made several attempt attempts to stab her husband, Bilyamin Bello before eventually killing him the night she did. Recall that Sanda is standing trial for the alleged murder of Bello, who was her husband and son of former Peoples Democratic Party Chairman, Bello Haliru.
The witness, Ibrahim Mohammed, said he was with the deceased for over eight hours, the night before his death; and witnessed several attempts by the first defendant, Ms Sanda, to kill him.
According to Mohammed, a friend of Bilayamin, Sanda asked her husband for divorce and appeared bent on getting it that night. The witness said she threatened several times to chop off his sex organ if he declined to give her freedom from their marriage. Mohammed told the court that while he was watching television with the deceased at the couple’s residence that fateful day, he heard Sanda calling her husband from upstairs.
“He went to meet her, but soon returned to the sitting room,” said Mohammed. The witness further explained that the accused soon came herself to call her husband a second time in the sitting room.
“Soon after they returned upstairs, I heard noise coming from there. Maryam sent the fourth defendant to call me. When I got there I saw both of them holding each other to the throat.
“I enquired to know what was happening and asked them to stop fighting. The first defendant asked me to tell her husband to divorce her, but I asked her to take things calm. She said she was not going anywhere until he divorced her,” Mohammed told the court.
Mohammed said he tried disengaging Sanda’s hand from her husband’s neck. He added that shortly after separating the couple, the first defendant rushed to break a bottle of groundnut on the wall and tried stabbing her husband with it.
“She came straight at Bilyamin to stab him. I held her hands and Bilyamin went behind her and collected the broken bottle from her hands and went downstairs. I closed the door and continued to advise Maryam that they should stop fighting.
“She said she would not stop until Bilyamin divorced her that night; that either he divorced her or she would cut his private part.
“While pleading with her, Bilyamin entered the bedroom and Maryam followed him, insisting that he should divorce her that night but Bilyamin kept silent,” Mohammed said.
The witness narrated that the first defendant made another attempt to stab her husband after breaking another bottle of perfume, but her husband collected the bottle, pushed her to the bed and left the room.
“The first defendant then went to the kitchen and picked a knife with which she attempted again to stab the deceased,” said the witness who added that Bilyamin collected the knife from the defendant but that she made three other attempts to collect the knife.
“She attempted picking the knife for about three or four times,” he said.
At that point, the witness said he tried to make a number of calls. When one of those whom he called arrived the house, Mr Mohammed said he went with the deceased to treat the injury sustained from a bite inflicted upon him by Ms Sanda.
They later returned to the house and were subsequently joined by a third person who chatted briefly with them at the sitting room.
“When we returned, the first defendant was not at home. She later returned and started playing with the baby,” added Mr Mohammed.
To avoid being seen as coming in-between the couples, the visitors decide to leave, the witness narrated. While leaving, Mr. Mohammed said he narrated what happened before his arrival to his friend who wondered why they left the house, given the violence between the couple.
Mr. Mohammed said they made further attempts to call the deceased on phone, without success.
Mr. Mohammed added that he later received a call from Bilyamin’s brother that Bilyamin had been killed.
“I went to Maitama Hospital after that call and met Bilyaminu lying on a bed in front of the hospital. There was a hole in his chest near the heart, bite on his stomach. There was a cut on his thigh and there was a sign of stitching on him,” he said.
During cross-examination, Mr. Mohammed told the court that the deceased was not badly injured before he left the house. He also said although Ms Sanda threatened to cut off her husband’s sex organ, she never actually threatened to kill him.
The trial judge, Yusuf Halilu adjourned the matter to May 15.
Aimart Realtors To Reward Customers In Season’ Promo Draws
Aimart Realtors, one of Nigeria’s premium real estate management and development company, will be hosting the grand finale of her special season’s promo on the December, 14th, 2019. The event which will take place at Air force Officers Mess, No 1 kofo Abayomi Lagos will see winners emerge from various categories of a promo many observers regard as top-notch in this season of a giveaway.
The current Aimart Realtors Promo does not just have huge reductions in the prices of houses and plots of land at all Aimart estates in Ibeju-Lekki and Lagos Mainland, there is a special top-up as customer who makes deposits for any package will smile home with lots of goodies to celebrate this year’s yuletide holidays and new year season.
In a statement issued by the company, the Managing Director Mrs. Oluwabukola Iluyomade, stated that the organization wants to excite all Nigerians during this season as they take advantage of the heavy discount on various packages in all their estates across different parts of Lagos.
In her words, “the vision of Aimart Realtors is to be a one-stop solution in the global real estate business. Besides, we are equally poised to provide precise, accurate and affordable real estate services that guarantee human dignity, wealth creation, and preservation for our esteemed customers.
“As the season approaches, we decided to provide this icing on the cake for all, right from the first day of October we started the promo till this December that we are ending this special promo”
She added that the excitement of this event is meant to wow everyone and set the stage for a bigger, better and fun-filled new year,
Since its establishment years ago, Aimart Realtors has successfully provided client-oriented solutions and real estate portfolios that offer optimized shelters for both individuals and businesses.
Over time, the company has remained consistent with its vision as “a one-stop solution provider in the global real estate business” and thus continues to design, conceptualize, build and manage decent and affordable residential, office, commercial accommodations that are excellent for habitation and investment.
The company has also created a top-notch standard in delivering worry-free-homes to customers at home and in the diaspora. Giving optimum value to virtually all her clients.
In all her jobs and activities, Aimart Realtors has maintained a clean record of delivering exceptional services in all areas of land documentation, survey plan, C of O and gazette processing and these have kept customers coming back with great satisfaction.
Esther Ijewere Wins Social Innovation Award
For her outstanding contribution in the empowerment of the female gender for self sustainable through the provision of capacity building platform to help women for the discovery and accomplishment of goal, both at the grassroots and social level, Esther Ijewere, founder of Rubies Ink Initiative for Women and Children and editor-in-chief of multiple award-winning blog Women of Rubies, has won the Social Innovation Award at the recently-held Voice of Women Conference organized by Wfm.917,at the NAF Conference, Abuja on November 19th, 2019.
While she was unable to attend the epoch-making event, Esther was well represented by her sister, who gave an outstanding speech on her behalf, reflecting on Esther’s background and her determination to add value to humanity in every little way she can.
Reacting to the award, Esther took to her social media page to show her appreciation: “Thanks for recognizing my work and honoring me with this award Wfm91.7 as a Social Innovator at the Voice of Women Conference and awards today.
Thanks, Toun Okewale, for counting me worthy. May God honour you, sis. I’m grateful and I appreciate you for all you do to empower women and give us a voice.
Special thanks to my younger sister Oye, for receiving this on my behalf. Love you
Thanks to my wonderful Women of Rubies team for making it easy, big thanks to every woman who has given me the opportunity to showcase their work since 2015.
I dedicate this award to my 2 daughters, it’s been a very rough year for me, but you both have been very understanding, smart and compassionate.
For all the times you said “Mom, we understand”, “Mom, it’s okay”, and just really showing I’m not alone in this “lone” journey, Thank you, my Angels. I pray you make better choices in life.
I put in so much work because I want to make a difference in the world, but above all I want you to have a good legacy you can be proud to identify with when you grow up and choose your life path.
I want you to know Mommy isn’t perfect, but she rose above her dysfunctional background and life challenges to build something worthwhile and add value to humanity.
You both are the highlight of my existence as a human being, for all the times I have been rejected, humiliated and turned down, having you in my life has changed how I see myself.
Because of you my girls, I wake up every day, and I have that innate belief that it’s going to be a good day.
Dear Mom, you made the right choice bringing me to the world against all odds and I love you with every fiber of my being. Thanks for not giving up on me.
Thank you, Jesus, for this, that and everything.
This is a challenge to do more, and I pray to keep being a loyal vessel.
Grateful heart!!!!! “.
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