Maimuna Aliyu, former Executive Director of Aso Savings and Loans, her son Aliyu Sanda, and another lady have been charged by the FCT Police Command for alleged concealment of evidence at the crime scene of the suspected murder of their son-in-law, Bilyamin Bello, by her daughter Maryam Sanda.
This was contained in an amended charge filed by the police at the resumed hearing of the murder case holding at the FCT High Court Abuja.
Maryam is standing trial over the alleged murder of her husband, Bilyamin, the son of the former chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr Bello Halliru Mohammed.
In count one of the amended charge, the police alleged that Maryam had caused the death of her husband, Bilyamin Bello, “by stabbing him on the chest and other parts of the body with a knife and other dangerous weapons which eventually led to his death.”
The second count charge states that her mother Maimuna, her brother, Aliyu, as well as one Sadiya Aminu, with the knowledge that a murder has been committed, “cause evidence of the offence to disappear.”
The police alleged that the trio cleaned the blood from the crime scene with the intention of screening Maryam from legal punishment.
Several reports in the media had said the CCTV footage recovered from the residence of the deceased had revealed Maimuna as one of the people that entered the house after Maryam had rushed the deceased to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Maimuna is being prosecuted by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) over fraud allegations committed during her stint at the Aso Savings and Loans.