Groups fault conviction of husband- killer, Maryam Sanda

Three groups — Make A Difference (MAD), the Human Rights Writers Association (HURIWA), and the Society for Civic Education and Gender Equity (SOCEGE) — have faulted the judgment of Justice Yusuf Halilu of the Abuja High Court, which convicted Maryam Sanda for the death of her husband.

While MAD accused Justice Halilu of failing ‘to diligently follow the letters and process of the law in reaching a decision to convict Ms Sanda, HURIWA and SOCEGE said the verdict was faulty because it was ‘based on circumstantial evidence’.

In a statement, the Director of Communication and Advocacy of MAD, Lemmy Ughegbe, said “the judge committed a fatal blunder when he failed to consider the preliminary objection and rule on it one way or the other before delivering his judgment.”


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