Popular aphrodisiac seller, Hauwa Muhammed aka Jaruma, has been remanded in Suleja prison for blasting and allegedly defaming a former Nigerian lawmaker and husband to Regina Daniel, Ned Nwoko.
It has been reported that Ned Nwoko petitioned the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Commissioner of Police, seeking the arrest and prosecution of Jaruma for allegedly defaming and libeling him and his family through peddling false allegations, claims, and hate speech.
Among others, Nwoko, through the petition, is requesting the Police to investigate Jaruma’s alleged selling of unlicensed and unauthorized love portion to unsuspecting members of the public and her claim that her local aphrodisiac called ‘Kayamata’ is responsible for the collapse of his marriage to his Moroccan wife, Ms. Charani.
He also wants the police to “medically examine through blood and urine samples to establish the said illegal drugs in her system other demands.”
Mr. Nwoko’s lawyer, Bryan Ukaegbu, in a telephone interview with Premium Times, said his client would follow up the petition diligently to ensure that he gets justice.
Jaruma was arrested, questioned, and released by the police, but later remanded by an Abuja Upper Area Court pending a bail hearing set for Friday.
The Police Prosecutor, E. A Inegbenoise told the court that Nwoko had reported the matter through a written petition from his lawyer to the FCT Police Command for proper investigation on January 20, 2021.
Inegbenoise pleaded with the court to allow Jaruma to remain in police custody pending investigation.
However, her lawyer, Mr. James Odibe, in an oral application for bail, urged the court to grant the defendant bail on self-recognition or in the alternative, in the most liberal terms.
In his ruling, the judge, Ismailia Abdullahi, ruled that the defendant be remanded in Suleja Correctional Centre pending the bail hearing on Friday. He further adjourned the matter till February 23, 2021, for trial.