I don’t want to be another Maryam Sanda, says Zainab Ibrahim

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Zainab Ibrahim, Wednesday told the Upper Area Court, Kubwa to break up her marraige to Abdulsalam Mohammed, so as to prevent a bitter ending.

Her husband was however not in the court room when proceeding commenced. Though he was said to have arrived the court earlier.

Ibrahim told the Court that her marriage is at the edge of making her run into depression as she feared of becoming another Maryam Sanda.
Ibrahim said she can no longer cope with her fourteen years old marriage which has produced kids.
Rather than marriage bringing out the best in her life, Ibrahim said “my husband, Abdulsalam Mohammed is bringing out the worst in me. He keeps embarrassing me in front of the children. I can no longer bear the pain anymore. I am tired of this marriage.”
Ibrahim stressed that she does not want to be another Maryam Sanda, as she feared that if she stays in the marriage longer than expected, the worst might happen.
She compared her marriage with that of Maryam Sanda whom five years ago, was seriously in love with Bilyaminu Bello. They married and hope to live happily ever after. Then the vagaries of life that brought fear, suspicion and danger; intervened.
Two years on, the marriage hit the rock and Sanda unable to handle the aitiation resorted to self help, as she was alleged to have stabbed her husband, Bilyaminu Bello who later died of knife injury.
The victim was the son of a former national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Haliru Bello.
The high-profile murder case captured Nigeria’s attention for nearly three years. January 28, 2020, Maryam Sanda was convicted of the murder of her husband, Bilyaminu Bello.
She was sentenced to death by hanging by the Federal Capital Territory High Court, over two years after she was first arraigned by the Nigerian police.

After listening carefully to the plea of Ibrahim, Justice Bashir Danmaisule urged her to go back home and have a rethink about her decision.
The judge after counselling her, adjourned the case to December 10th, 2020.

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