Upper Area Court sitting in Zuba, Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, has on Friday granted popular aphrodisiac merchant, Hauwa Saidu Muhammed widely known as Jaruma bail after three days in custody.
The aphrodisiac seller was granted bail by the presiding judge Barrister Ismail Abdullahi Jibril, who said that the charge against Jaruma is bailable.
As part of her bail conditions, Jaruma must present one surety on grade level 12 working in FCT, Abuja.
Jaruma is facing a four-count charge of “defamation of character, criminal intimidation, injurious falsehood, and publishing falsehood to incite the public to hate against Prince Ned Nwoko, Regina Daniels’ husband.”
The businesswoman had pleaded not guilty to the charges and her lawyer applied for bail which the judge granted on Friday, 28, January, 2022.
Ruling on the bail application on Friday, the presiding judge, Ismail Abdullahi Jubril, said the charges preferred against her was bailable but not ordinary.
The judge said;
The court did not remand her in custody as a punitive means to penalise the defendant but to make her present and answer to her case. By this I shall quick to point out that the charge against the defendant is bailable but not ordinary.
I hereby grant her bail on the following condition of a surety who must be a Grade Level 12 working within the FCT.
Also, all the parties involved in the case should stay from anything that would be prejudicial to the case.
The judge adjourned the matter until February 23 for trial.
Jaruma was arrested on January 21, 2022 on the orders of Ned Nwoko, a billionaire, after defaming him on social media.
Watch a video of Jaruma in court below;
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