Bilyamin Bello, 35, son of Haliru Bello, a former chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party was buried today according to Islamic rites in Abuja, after prayers at the National Mosque.

Bilyamin Bello: allegedly killed by his wife Maryam Sanda

His death was not natural, as he was allegedly  killed in his Maitama home in Abuja by his wife,  Maryam Sanda.

Maryam is  the daughter of Maimuna Aliyu, former Aso Saving Bank executive.

According to the police in the Federal Capital Territory, Maryam allegedly killed her husband on Saturday night, stabbing him several times.

Multiple reports online said she attacked her husband based on allegations of infidelity after seeing a text message  on his phone.


Maryam was said to have stabbed Bello, who would have clocked 36 on November 23, thrice in the back. After stabbing him, she drove him to the hospital for treatment but he did not survive the attack, the Cable reported.

Anjuri Manza, spokesman of FCT police command, confirmed the murder : “We are investigating the matter,”he said.

According to reports, it was not the first time Maryam  would attack Bello violently.

She once  bit part of his ear off  during an argument. Bello was treated at a hospital before returning home. Some report said he was advised to leave the house but he refused, only to be brutally attacked the second time.

The couple had a daughter together.

Bello’s father was the acting chairman of the PDP board of trustees from 2015-2016, minister of defence from 2011-2012, and minister of communications from 2001-2003. NAN