The FCT police on Friday arraigned Maryam Sanda before a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Jabi, Abuja.
Maryam was arraigned on charges of culpable homicide for allegedly stabbing her husband, Bilyamin Bello, to death.
The judge, Yusuf Halilu, ordered that Maryam Sanda be remanded in Suleja prison.
Maryam, who wept profusely in the court, covered her face with a veil to prevent journalists from taking pictures.
Sanda reportedly stabbed the victim to death based on the suspicion that he was cheating on her.
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The police had initially said it would be difficult to detain her because she has a six-month-old baby.
In the charge sheet, Sanda was accused of committing an offence punishable by death.
She pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Hussein Musa, the defence counsel, asked the court not to let his client be in custody because she is nursing a child.
After listening to Musa’s submission, the judge held that she should be detained. He, therefore, adjourned the matter till December 7.
Sanda is the daughter of Maimuna Aliyu, whose nomination into the board of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other offences Commission (ICPC) was withdrawn following allegations of corruption levelled against her.
She was accused of abusing her office as executive director of Aso Savings and Loans Limited.