By Moroti Olatujoye
The Nigerian Police has finally confirmed the arrest of Maryam Sanda for allegedly stabbing her husband, Haliru Bello to death. Bello, 35, son of Haliru Bello, a former chairman of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) board of trustees from 2015-2016, minister of defence from 2011-2012, and minister of communications from 2001-2003, has been buried according to Islamic rites in Abuja, after prayers at the National Mosque.
Contrary to the statement of a close friend who explained how Haliru was murdered, Police Public Relations Officer, DPS Anjuguri Manzah, in a chat with newsmen said that the suspect was arrested on Sunday night.
He said that she would be charged to court after investigations have been concluded. According to the police, the investigation was being handled by its homicide department adding that investigation would be concluded soon.
According to a close source who was with the family the night the fight had started, Maryam who had first admitted to stabbing her husband had changed her statement when the Police was invited. She was also accused of cleaning the crime scene and staging a broken flower vase on the floor, as what was to look like the scene of an argument.
Haliru Bello’s death was not natural, as he was allegedly killed in his Maitama home in Abuja by his wife, Maryam Sanda. Maryam is the daughter of Maimuna Aliyu, former Aso Saving Bank executive.