Hauwa Muhammed, popularly known as Jaruma, an aphrodisiac vendor, has been granted bail.
On Monday, Jaruma was brought before an Upper Area Court in Abuja’s Zuba district for alleged character defamation, fake news publishing, and social media intimidation of business mogul, Ned Nwoko.
Nwoko accused Jaruma of spreading lies about him and his wife, actress Regina Daniels, on her Instagram page.
Ismaila Abdullahi, the judge, decided on Monday that she should be held in the Suleja Correctional Centre until her bail hearing on Friday.
Juruma appeared to the courthouse at 11:20 a.m., wearing a black veil.
In his decision on her bail application, Abdullahi stated that her incarceration should not be viewed as a punishment.
He, however, warned all parties involved in the matter to refrain from actions that could be considered prejudicial to the case.
He 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 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, however, adjourned the case till February 23 for hearing.