Death Penalty: Reactions Trail Maryam Sanda’s Appeal

It is no longer news that Maryam Sanda was sentenced to death by hanging for allegedly killing her husband, Bilyaminu Bello.

Within Nigeria had earlier reported that Maryam Sanda appealed the FCT High Court judgement which she felt was a ‘miscarriage of justice.’

Maryam Sanda stated that the trial judge, Justice Yusuf Halilu who sentenced her to death by hanging on Jan. 27 was tainted by bias and prejudices.

Following her appeal of the judgment which according to her was tainted by bias and prejudices, which led to the denial of her right to fair hearing and her consequent conviction based on circumstantial evidence despite the reasonable doubt that was created by evidence of witnesses, lack of confessional statement, absence of murder weapon, lack of corroboration of evidence by two or more witnesses and lack of autopsy report to determine the true cause of her husband’s death, reactions continue to trail as there are mixed reactions concerning the matter.

Twitter community has been agog with some wondering her ground for appeal. See some of the reactions below.



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