The absence of Justice Yusuf Halilu of an FCT High Court, Maitama, on Monday, stalled the trial of Maryam Sanda – an alleged husband killer.
Concise News learned that the judge was absent due to his official engagement on election tribunal duty in Ogun state, southwest Nigeria.
Halilu on April 4, ruling on a no-case submission filed by Sanda and her co-defendants: discharged Maryam’s mother, Maimuna Aliyu; brother, Aliyu Sanda and housemaid, Sadiya Aminu.
They were charged with concealment of evidence by cleaning the blood of the late Bilyaminu from the scene of the crime.
Halilu further ruled that Maryam Sanda, who was charged with culpable homicide punishable with death for allegedly killing her husband, Bilyaminu Bello, had a case to answer and as such should enter her defence.
Maryam was alleged to have stabbed her husband to death with a knife in their resident.
The court rescheduled the trial until June 11.