Zainab Abdullahi Yahaya, who got married to Comptroller-General, Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Retired Col. Hameed Ali few days ago, has been asked to refund N9,081,207.45 to her ex-boyfriend Zubairu Dalhatu Malamai.
The money, according to a letter which Malamai’s lawyer wrote on May 22, was given as loans, investments and other materials collected by her during “deceit, mischievous and breach of trust relationship.”
The ex-boyfriend’s lawyer Sir. I.I. Wangida, in the letter addressed to her, said: “We have our clients’ instructions to demand from you and we hereby demand from you the immediate payment of N9,081,207.45 failure to heed to same shall leave us with no other option than to proceed with legal action to recover the said sum.”
According to the letter, Zainab had for over three years been in a relation with the ex-boyfriend that invested the total sum in her life as a would-be wife.
The lawyer said: “Our brief as disclosed to us is that for over three years you have been in a relationship with our client where he has invested so much in your life, future and business when you consistently promised to marry him, even though you knew deep down in your heart you were deceiving our client but you allowed him for all these years to continuously spent (sic) money and resources on you while he was in the believe (sic) that he was doing that to his future wife.
“Be that as it may, we have our client’s brief that you have decided to pick another man for yourself as husband and while our client congratulates you in your new home, we have our client instructions to disclose his displeasure over your reaction few days before your new marriage by taking an unnecessary fight with him thereby insulting him and calling him all kind of names and your claims that he calculate all you have collected from him both as loan, investment and trips ticket so you can pay him as you are no longer in his life affairs.”