A prosecution witness has narrated events that led to the murder of Bilyaminu allegedly by his wife, Maryam Sanda.
An FCT High Court sitting in Jabi on Thursday heard that Maryam Sanda had asked for divorce before the death of her husband.
The Prosecution witness, Ibrahim Muhammed, made this known when he was led in evidence by the Prosecution Counsel, Mr James Idachaba, at the resumed hearing.
Maryam, her mother, her brothers; Maimuna Aliyu and Aliyu Sanda, and her housemaid, Sadiya Aminu, are being tried for the murder of Bilyaminu Bello, the son of a former PDP Chairman on November 19, 2017.
Muhammed, who said he was with the deceased from the late evening of November 18, and that the incident started as noise in the couple’s sitting room on November 19.
“We were together watching TV and taking Shisha in their sitting room up till 8 pm on the very day Bilyaminu died.”
He testified that while they were in the living room, Maryam called him up two times before he joined her upstairs.
“He went upstairs and didn’t return on time. I started hearing noise, later on, Sadiya, came downstair to tell me that Maryam will like to see me.
“I climbed up and I saw both of them holding each other clothes. Maryam told me she needed a divorce and that I should help her to tell the husband,’’ Muhammed said.
Muhammed said that he tried his best to calm the couple but Maryam insisted that Bilyaminu would not go out of the house until he grants her divorce.
“When I realised Maryam doesn’t want to leave the husband, I used my hand to remove her hand from the husband cloth but the fight still continued.”
The witness also told the court that there was a groundnut bottle in the room and that Maryam broke it and attempted to stab the husband but was prevented.
The witness told the court that during the fight, Bilyaminu’s phone was damage, and that both agreed to fix it the next day or buy another one.