Popular aphrodisiac seller, Hauwa Muhammed, popularly known as Jaruma, has been granted bail.
Jaruma was arrested after a petition by a Nigerian politician Ned Nwoko against her for defamation and false news publication.
Jaruma Trial Continues
The CEO of Jaruma empire was on Monday arraigned before an Upper Area Court in Abuja, where her bail application was denied.
The judge, Ismaila Abdullahi, ruled that she should be remanded in the Suleja Correctional Centre pending the bail hearing on Friday.
Jaruma was said to have arrived at the court premises in a black veil around 11:20 am.
Abdullahi said her being remand should not be seen as a punishment, while he warned all parties involved to refrain from actions that could be detrimental to the case.
The judge 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.”
The case was, however, adjourned till February 23 for further hearing.
Regina Daniels has earlier come out to debunk her direct involvement in the arrest of Jaruma, despite having a business relationship turned sour.