Although she has debunked it, Maryam Sanda, who was accused of stabbing her husband to death, allegedly organized a birthday party for her daughter a day after she was released on bail.
Her slain husband was a nephew to former chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, Haliru Bello.
According to DailyNigerian, she organised the party at her mother’s residence on Thursday, and the event was attended by close family members.
Looking unruffled, the suspected killer housewife appeared in one of the photos cuddling the baby celebrant Alisha who turns one.
Since Daily Nigerian broke the news, Nigerians haven’t desisted from posting their feelings on social media. Here are some of them:
Maryam Sanda’s bail and the celebration of her daughter’s birthday is creating an unnecessary headlines on social media. Maryam Sanda has every right to this privileges if I may call them so.
I did not plan to say anything about Maryam Sanda’s saga again. But comments and posts on social media about her bail and the birthday party she organized for her daughter have forced to write
It will please you to know that, the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended 2011 (the Constitution) is the highest law in Nigeria. It is the fountain head from where other laws draw their validity.
Section 1(1) of the Constitution states, “This Constitution is supreme and its provisions shall have binding force on the authorities and persons throughout the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”
Because the Constitution is the highest law in the country, any law that contradicts the Constitution automatically becomes invalid. This is written in Section 1 (3) of the Constitution,
“If any other law is inconsistent with the provisions of this Constitution, this Constitution shall prevail, and that other law shall, to the extent of the inconsistency, be void”
The phrase ‘any other law’ in the sub-section means ANY OTHER LAW you can think of. Any law that is inconsistent with the provisions of the Constitution is null and void to the extent of its inconsistency.
What the Constitution is saying under section 1(3) is simple: the Constitution is above what you think or believe.
Now that we settle this. I would like to invite you to a particular section.
Section 36(5) of the 1999 Constitution states,
“Every person who is charged with a criminal offence shall be presumed to be innocent until he is proved guilty.”
I cannot say what happened between Maryam Sanda and her husband. I was not there. May be she did it. May be she did not do it. Who knows? That is beside the point. Whatever may be the case, she is innocent until proved guilty.
Section 36(5) of the Constitution is a reverse version of the Napoleonic Code.
Under the Napoleonic Code, “Every person who is charged with a criminal offence is presumed guilty until he proved his innocence.”
Take this from me, if every person who is charged with an offence is expected to prove his innocence, there will be very few innocent persons in the world. This is the main reason why the English Common Law reversed it.
It is very sad and highly unfortunate that our society still holds on to Napoleonic Code of Presumption of Guilt. At any rate, the law is the law. It does not matter how one feels or what one believes. Maryam Sanda is still innocent until proved guilty by the prosecution, not social media lawyers.
By Section 341(1)&(3) of the Criminal Procedure Code, a person charged with a capital offence can be admitted to bail where there are special circumstances. And above all, bail is a discretionary power of the court which ought to be exercised judiciously and judicially.
In Maryam Sanda’s case, she is pregnant and unhealthy. Whether pregnancy and ill-health are enough grounds to grant her bail or not, it is the court that will decide that. In the instant case it decided they are.
The question here is, is it wrong for an innocent person to organize a birthday party for her child? If others can do it, why can’t she?
Maryam Sanda can do whatever pleases her to do provided that she does not violate the terms and conditions of her bail.
Adamu Abdullahi Abubakar
Dear ordinary Nigerian,
If you’re done discussing Maryam Sanda’s bail from jail, as well as Ganduje’s daughter grandeur and bourgeoise wedding— can we please unite like this and demand for a better society irrespective of party difference?
And the news of Maryam sanda’s bail hit da airwaves… I knew that it is just matter of time, but surely this lady would be released….
Where I stay is not far away from the prison she leaves, you need to see the kain of motor wey dey parade that prison upandan everyday for the sole reason of seeing the killer wife….
As soon as this evil genius was released, she celebrated her child’s birthday with fanfare, imagine fah!!!
Wella, my advice to my bachelor friend Mr. Abdullahi Sharehu Biye is that he needs to shine his eyes and shineam well well before choosing a life partner….
I cannot sit tight and watch my only bachelor friend getting entangled to one yar iska, in the name of wife! Laye!!!
The iskanci of these type of ladies that lack proper home upbringing need to be tamed…. If any yarinya want to kill, let her kill her mother or father… Shikenan!
Abokina, a ci gaba da nema sannu a hankali, haqo zai cimma ruwa…
Between Hon. Gudaji’s fears about women getting too much social concession and Maryam Sanda’s supposed celebrations of freedom of daughter’s birthday that is seen largely as insensitive.
Perhaps we can ask some hard questions also about why in Northern Nigeria women are trained to sign a lifetime contract of marriage with high sense of entitlement. Granted there are numerous cases of abuse against women in marriage. But in our struggle to end it and get a fairer deal for women, we should also be asking as to what do they contribute to this sad outcome by the sense of entitlement they carry into the union.
This woman has no remorse,no compassion and no respect for human life. The only reason she was able to get bail was because they cleaned all the evidence before the police arrived. She knows the police has no evidence against her and that’s why she’s celebrating her daughter’s birthday.
Happy birthday, A’isha. Your mom organised this bash for you just a day after securing bail over charges that she murdered your dad. Actually, I thought she was in bed, sick, weak from the debilitating illnesses described in court by both her doctor and her lawyer. She even had the audacity to have these photos splashed across our faces, albeit without the headline, “To hell with you all, social media wailers!