Police Obtain CCTV Footage Of Deceased Former PDP Chairman’s Son’s Last Moments, Arrest Guards
The Police Command of the Federal Capital Territory has reportedly obtained a CCTV footage documenting the last moments of Bilyaminu Bello, the deceased son of former PDP Chairman (Haliru Bello), who was allegedly murdered by his wife, Maryam Sanda.
Information was gathered that the deceased had been allegedly stabbed to death by his wife over allegations if infidelity after she had read a text message on her husband’s phone.
It was also learnt that the son of the Ex PDP Chairman had been rejected by two hospitals before he was eventually confirmed dead.
A police correspondent said that the Command had recovered a CCTV footage at the residence of the deceased.
“We have been able to obtain the footage and it shows the suspect and three private security guards conveying him unto a vehicle from where he was rushed to a hospital,” he said.
The guards of the deceased’s residence were also reported to have been arrested by the police.
The spokesman for the Federal Capital Territory Police Command, Anjuguri Manzah, said, however, that more suspects had been arrested.
He said, “I know that some suspects have been arrested, but I don’t know their identity. I can’t confirm that the CCTV footage has been obtained, but it may be part of evidence gathering to assist in [the] investigation.”
Also speaking of the incident, a family friend of the deceased, identified as Habib Gajam, said that his wife, Sanda, had made threatened to cut off the deceased’s genitals during a quarrel which ensued between her and her husband, some hours before she was said to have stabbed him to death in his sleep.
Gajam also posted on her twitter account that he had witnessed the violent quarrel between the son of the former PDP Chairman and his wife, during which she had allegedly made an attempt to stab her husband while demanding a divorce.
Gajam explained further that one Aliero, a friend of Bello’s, who was said to have been present while the couple were engaged in the said quarrel, had been the one who prevented Sanda from stabbing the deceased.
He said, “At about 9 to 10pm on Saturday, tension started to build up between Bilyaminu (Bello) and his wife, Maryam (Sanda) at his residence.
“Maryam demanded a divorce with the threat of cutting off his manhood. Aliero, Bilyaminu’s friend in whose presence the drama started, intervened four times to stop Maryam from stabbing her husband.”
The witness explained how Ibrahim had later called Bello’s uncle, Auta, as well as one Abba, the victim’s cousin, to help subdue her rage.
He said that Sanda, after some time, had broken a bottle and attempted to stab her husband with it, but he had reportedly struggled to rid the weapon from her hand, sustaining an injury in the process.
“After [a] short calm, Maryam (Sanda) broke a bottle of groundnut and attempted to stab Bilyaminu (Bello) again, but this time, he held both her hands and struggled to take the bottle from her, injuring himself in the process….unrelenting and wild, she bit his finger.
“Uncle Auta had arrived at this time to calm the situation. They both committed to uncle Auta to let go of their grievances, at least for the night.
“After the situation had become calm, Bilyaminu and his friend went to a pharmacy to get his hand treated from the bite he sustained from Maryam,” he added.
Gajam explained that Bello and Ibrahim had later gone to wihdraw some money from an ATM in order to repair Sanda’s damaged car, adding that the house had been calm when they returned home at around 11 pm.
Abba and Ibrahim were reported to have left for their homes around midnight, he said.
“When Bilyaminu (Bello) was seeing them off, he told Ibrahim that ‘I don’t want to go back until she’s asleep.’
“At around 2pm on Sunday, family members were summoned to Maitama Hospital, where Bilyaminu was lying in a pool of blood with multiple stabs on his chest, shoulder, a deep cut on his inner thigh, and many bite wounds on his stomach,” he added.
Gajam said that Sanda had confessed to stabbing her husband at the hospital, but that the she had changed the story when she was directed to write a statement at the Maitana Police Station.
He said, “The police commissioner instructed that the crime scene should be visited. To the amasement of Abba and Ibrahim, who were key witnesses in the investigation, the bloodstains had been mopped up, murder weapon disappeared, but flower vases and pots were broken to corroborate Maryam’s earlier statement at the station.”