By Ejike Ejike, Abuja
Following the murder of Bilyaminu Bello Haliru which occurred on 19th November, 2017 at about 0350hrs in his residence No. 4 Pakali close Wuse 2, the Nigeria Police has secured a remand order for two weeks from the FCT High Court in respect of the suspect Maryam Sanda pending the completion of investigation.
The FCT Police Command spokesperson, DSP Anjuguri Manzah in a statement, explained that the two weeks order was given because the suspect has a six months old baby which make it difficult to remand her in prison custody with the child.
According to him, “the case has been assigned to FCT High Court No. 32 Jabi FCT Abuja for trial by the Chief Judge of FCT and charges have been filed.
” The suspect has been charged with the offence of Culpable Homicide punishable under section 221 of the Penal Code.”
He explained that this present charge is as a result of preliminary findings; at the end of investigation additional findings will determine whether the current charge will be amended or whether other persons will be charged along with the suspect.
The Police have also invited some persons for questioning on the matter and the Command assured members of the public that investigation will be carried out professionally.