The arraignment of the executive director of Aso Savings and Loans, Maimuna Aliyu, mother of Maryam Sanda, who was recently charged for murder, has been stalled following the absence of a judge.

Our correspondent reported that judges of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court were absent on Tuesday to attend a training exercise.

Mrs. Aliyu had been charged by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) for allegedly selling off three plots of land - 2432, 2433, and 2434 - in Cadastral Zone, B08, Jahi District, Abuja, for N57m on behalf of Aso Savings and Loans without remitting the sum to the bank.

Her arraignment has been rescheduled for Tuesday, December 5, before Justice M.A. Nasir at the FCT High Court in Jabi, where her daughter was docked last week for murder.

Mrs. Aliyu’s daughter, Mrs. Sanda, made national headlines after being accused of killing her husband, Bilyamin Bello, the son of a former Peoples Democratic Party chairman.

At her court hearing last week, she pleaded not guilty to the two-count charge of homicide. Mrs. Sanda was ordered to be remanded at Suleja Prison pending the December 7 resumption of the trial.

Federal High Court, Abuja

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