Controversial aphrodisiac seller, Hauwa Saidu Mohammed, popularly known as Jaruma, has revealed why she was absent during her trial at an Upper Area Court in the Zuba area of the Federal Capital Territory.
KanyiDaily recalls that on January 25, Jaruma was arraigned on a four-count charge of defamation of character, injurious falsehood, criminal intimidation, and publication of false news with intent to cause offence against the public peace.
The judge, Justice Ismailia Abdullahi had ruled that Jaruma should be remanded at the Suleja Correctional Centre, but she regained freedom on January 28 after meeting her bail conditions.
Justice Abdullahi also cautioned the parties in the case to maintain decorum and avoid making public comments on social media that could be considered prejudicial to the case.
Court Orders Jaruma’s Rearrest
However, during her trial on Wednesday, February 23, Jaruma was absent in the court when the case was called. Her lawyer, Kayode Ajulo, was also not in court.
But when the court reached out to her lawyer on the phone to find out why Jaruma was not in court, he said he had withdrawn from the case.
The situation compelled the presiding judge, Justice Ismailia Abdullahi, to stand down the matter, but giving Jaruma the benefit of the doubt that she could still make it to court before the close of work.
But after three hours of waiting, the judge issued a bench warrant and ordered her arrest and detention until the next adjourned date.
Jaruma Speaks On Absence In Court
Reacting in an Instagram post, the brand influencer said she could not show up in court because she was ill.
Jaruma also disclosed that she would turn herself in on Thursday (today), adding that “I don’t break rules.”
“Jaruma does not break rules & Jaruma never breaks rules..!! When people can’t get you, they come for your loved ones.
“I was not feeling fine today that’s why I did not go but I will give myself in 1st thing tomorrow insha Allah,” she wrote.
KanyiDaily recalls that following her bail from Suleja prison, Jaruma had taken to social media to boast about becoming the first president of Nigeria in 2023.