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.
If boko haram members can get a second chance in life just by being rehabilitated at repentant camps, why can’t Maryam Sanda get the same treatment???
— He always (@Tqswaggerboi) February 21, 2020
Some people are going emotional over Maryam Sanda case. Some advocating for leniency cos of who will take care of the child,why didn't she think about who will be a father to the children when she gruesomely stabbed the young man to death?
— 𝑶𝒇𝒇𝒑𝒐𝒊𝒏𝒕™ (@IamZagalee) February 21, 2020
If there is anything we should learn from Maryam Sanda and other couples killing themselves after marriage, it is the fact that couples need to be tested psychologically before they marry to avoid story that touch.
May we not marry someone who will cause our downfall 🙏🙏🙏
— Elder Seun (@iamseunalaofin) February 21, 2020
Maryam Sanda wants to live cos this life too sweet but she killed her husband without second thoughts…
— Somtochukwu (@Erikinadonald) February 20, 2020
If your wife is supporting Maryam Sanda…Yallabai use your Brain
— Sir Haidar Bamalli (@AliyuBamalli14) February 13, 2020
One of the most prudent things you should do for yourself in Nigeria today is keeping out of trouble. One of the worst things that can happen to a person is to be sent to jail in Nigeria.
Jail in Nigeria is halfway house to hell. Maryam Sanda will probably never be executed
— C H U R C H i L L (@CHURCHiLL_oo7) February 11, 2020
This is a disgrace from the pit of hell!
That Maryam sanda should be declared innocent and open prisons so that all inmates should move freely… nonsense ! https://t.co/vqrpxBdqAf
— Abdulrasheed Babayo (@Rashydd_) February 20, 2020
I can't say anything about Maryam Sanda case again.
Since we now have a Senator that left his senatorial district just to come and defend the terrorist group in the Chamber while ignoring his people lacking basic amenities(primary assignment).
— Premier (@SodiqTade) February 20, 2020
This doesn't make any sense at all. If so Maryam Sanda shouldn't be sentenced to death https://t.co/m2p5j96aTq
— grace.the.great (@LevynGrey) February 21, 2020
After killing her husband out of range without thinking twice, she still going to appeal Court .
Our mama knows that this life is sweet but doesn't care about others life.
If she can kill the person who married her legally my bro she's a devil
Maryam sanda pic.twitter.com/SE8sQ5Tm8E
— Thë Lägös Böy (@YusufAtanda11) February 21, 2020
Domestic Violence should actually be taken very serious. Crimes of passion happens a lot. Maryam Sanda unfortunately killed her husband out of rage. Leave at the first sight of physical abuse or violence.
Don’t ignore the flag 🚩
— Akinbosola (@MrAkinbosola) February 21, 2020
Because of the mistakes made by Maryam Hiyana, Maryam Sanda, and now Maryam Booth, it doesn't mean that all Maryams are despicable. In fact, the woman with the highest standing in the eyes of the Almighty Allah, is Maryam, the mother of Jesus Christ peace be upon him.
— Panso Queen 👑👑 (@NinaMeelah) February 12, 2020