Zainab Abdullahi, the new wife of the Comptroller General of Nigeria Customs Service, Hammed Alli, has been charged to court by her ex-boyfriend, Zubairu Dalahtu Malamia.
POLITICS NIGERIA reported how Hameed Ali got married to Ms Abdullahi over the weekend.
Also, a letter detailing how Mr Malamai demanded the payment of nine million naira spent during his relationship with Ms Abdullahi went viral on Monday.
In the letter dated May 22, which was obtained by POLITICS NIGERIA, his lawyer, Wangida Isa accused Ms Abdullahi of breach of trust and deceit, listing the expenses they want repaid.
The nine million was however to repay international travels tickets, loans, clothing materials, gadgets and other items given to Ms Abdullahi.
“The sum of N 277820748 Two Million seven hundred and seventy eight thousand, two hundred and seven Naira forty Eight Kobo) only same been the sum UAE on 17th for travels tickets for KSA on 20 March to 5 April, 2018, Feb. to 27th Feb. 2019, PRC April, 2019,UAE on 13 June to 19th June, 2019, UAE on 5th July to 10 July, 2019, UAE on 31″ September to 13th October, 2019, UK on 18th January to 23rd January 2020, UAE on 24th and January to 25th January 2020,” the lawyer listed as one of the demands.
“We HEREBY DEMAND FROM YOU THE IMMEDIATE PAYMENT OF THE SUM OF N 908120745 NINE MILLION EIGHTY ONE THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED AND SEVEN NAIRA FORTY FIVE KOBO) only failure to heed to same shall leave us with her option than to proceed with legal action to recover the said sum,” the letter read.
However, in a telephone interview with POLITICS NIGERIA on Monday, Mr Isa announced that a case has been filed in court against Ms Abdullahi upon the expiration of the seven-day ultimatum issued.
Mr Isa confirmed writing the letter but denied releasing the viral letter on social media.
“I was not responsible for the disclosure of the letter on social media. It is unethical of me as a lawyer. I don’t know how the letter got to the social media. I served the letter in her father’s house.”
“Based on Islamic law and our client was not the one who breached the relationship, she should pay back all the money spent on her. So we are yet to receive any formal response.”
“We gave her seven days and the seven days is over. Unofficially, I can attest that we have taken a legal action. She is yet to be served the writ of summon,” he noted.