A High Court of the FCT sitting in Jabi, Abuja, yesterday granted bail to Maryam Sanda, who is accused of killing her husband.
Justice Yusuf Halilu granted the motion for her bail after rejecting same on three previous occasions.
He struck out Maryam’s last bail application on February 6 because, according to him, it was an abuse of court process. She also failed to withdraw her notice of appeal challenging the earlier decision of the court on the same matter, which was still pending before the Court of Appeal.
But Maryam’s lawyer, Joseph Daudu (SAN), approached the court with the fresh bail application and asked for an earlier date to move it.
But lawyer to the police, James Idachaba, again opposed the motion.
However, Justice Halilu said the court was satisfied with the health reasons canvassed for Maryam, who is said to be over three months pregnant and also asthmatic.
He held that the police was not able to counter the claims that the prisons’ health facilities could not take care of Maryam’s conditions.
Justice Harlilu ruled that Maryam should provide two sureties who must deposit their titles of ownership of landed properties in Abuja.
He also ordered that Maryam’s father should enter into an undertaking to always provide her in court all through the trial.