Sex therapist and aphrodisiac seller, Hauwa Saidu Mohammed professionally known as Jaruma has been granted bail in a case filed against her by Chief Ned Nwoko and Regina Daniels.
Jaruma was on Monday arraigned before an Upper Area Court in the Zuba area of Abuja for false news publication, intimidation and defamation of character.
In his submission, the Prosecution Counsel, Mr E. A Inegbenoise and Chinedu Ogada told the court that the complainant, Ned Nwoko had reported the matter through a written petition from his Lawyer to FCT Police Command for proper investigation on Jan. 20.
Inegbenoise said that the defendant, used various social media platforms, particularly through her Instagram handle to publish falsehood against Nwoko and his wife, Princess Regina to members of the public.
He told the court the defendant gave the false news in order to incite public hatred against Nwoko and his wife to damage their reputation.
Inegbenoise alleged that the defendant through her Instagram handle published that she gave N10 million to Princess Regina Daniels to advertise her illicit product, unknown as Kayanmata.
The prosecutor further said that the defendant published that the complainant and his wife criminally collected her money but failed to deliver the purported contract which never existed.
He also alleged that the defendant use the product to corrupt public morality through social media advertisement and other unwholesome activities.
The Area court judge, Ismailia Abdullahi, in his ruling on Monday said that Jaruma should be remanded in the Suleja Correctional Centre pending the bail hearing on Friday.
Ruling on her bail application, Abdullahi said her remand should not be seen as a punishment to the defendant.
He, however, warned all parties involved in the matter to refrain from actions that could be considered prejudicial to the case.
“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 be quick to point out that the charge against the defendant is bailable but not ordinary.
“I hereby grant her bail on the following conditions: That the surety must be a level 12 civil servant working within the FCT.
“Also, all the parties involved in the case should stay from anything that would be prejudicial to the case,” he said.
Abdullahi, however, adjourned the case till February 23 for hearing.