The High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, has dismissed the bail application filed by Maryam Sanda, who is being prosecuted for allegedly stabbing her husband, Bilyamin Bello, to death on November 19.
But the court granted bail to her mother, Maimuna Aliyu; brother, Aliyu Sanda; and another person, Sadiya Aminu, the three co-defendants with whom the prime suspect was re-arraigned on Thursday.
In the amended two counts preferred against the four of them, Maryam is accused in the first count of committing culpable homicide punishable by death under section 221 of the Penal Code Act.
The judge also held that her status as a mother nursing an eight-month-old baby was not part of exceptional circumstances that could warrant her being granted bail.
The judge adjourned till February 5 for trial.