Bilyamin Muhammed Bello, the son of a former chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) chairman, Bello Haliru Mohammed, was allegedly stabbed to death on Saturday by his wife, Maryam Sanda.
It was gathered that Sanda – the daughter of embattled former Aso Savings Bank boss, Hajia Maimuna Aliyu – attacked her husband on Saturday evening over an allegation of infidelity after she saw a text message on his phone.
A friend of the deceased, Mustapha Dikko, told Daily Trust that Maryam had fought with the deceased after seeing correspondences between him and another woman on his phone.
“We were with them at their residence at Pension Estate, Pakali Close, Wuse 2, Abuja till late in the evening when she continued shouting on top of her voice that he must divorce her because she alleged that he was chatting with his girlfriends and we mediated.
“When we left, after one hour later, we were informed that he had died as a result of several stabs in chest and abdomen,” Dikko said.
The Punch also reports that Maryam stabbed her husband in the neck and chest while he slept in the bedroom at their home in Maitama, Abuja.
After stabbing him, she was said to have taken him to a hospital where he gave up the ghost.
“Maryam had attacked Bilyamin before the latest incident, which unfortunately led to his death. The two got married about two years ago when the former PDP chairman persuaded his son to marry Maryam. Everyone was shocked by Bilyamin’s death; it was sudden, unexpected and tragic,” a source told the media outlet.
It was learnt that the deceased had been buried on Sunday.
Confirming the incident, the Federal Capital Territory Police Command spokesman, Anjuguri Manzah, said that “a female suspect” was in custody.
He added that the case had been taken from the Maitama Divisional Police Station by the state command, noting that investigation had commenced into the homicide.
The suspect is being detained by the police while the deceased was buried yesterday after the Janazar prayer at the Central Mosque in Abuja.
Maryam was taken to her residence by homicide detectives for a search, fingerprints and forensic investigation.
She was saved from being mobbed by angry siblings and relatives of the deceased husband.