Hauwa Muhammed alias Jaruma, a popular Kayanmata (aphrodisiac) vendor, has been remanded in jail detention after insulting business mogul, Ned Nwoko, on social media.
Jaruma was remanded in custody by an Abuja Upper Area Court until his bail hearing on Friday.
The defendant was arraigned by the police after Nwoko petitioned the FCT police headquarters.
Nwoko accused Jaruma of spreading lies about him and his wife, actress Regina Daniels, on her Instagram page.
He stated that Jaruma claimed in an Instagram post that she paid Regina N10m to market Kayanmata, but that the actress reneged.
She then went on Instagram to mock Nwoko, accusing him of profiting from her merchandise.
The police subsequently arraigned Jaruma for defamation of character, false news publication and intimidation.
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.
In an Instagram post on December 9, 2021, the sex therapist made a video expressing her disappointment over the accusations Nwoko made against his ex-wife, Charani. She also stated that she was shocked that a 74-year-old man would speak ill of a woman in such a manner.
She claimed that Nwoko was being controlled by his actress wife, Regina, who uses her Kayanmata product.