Former Governor Boni Haruna’s Chief Protocol, Salihu Yahaya has been arraigned before Upper Area Court III in Yola, Adamawa State for allegedly calling his former wife, Maryam Tabah, an adulterer.
Salihu Yahaya, has been dragged before the court presided by Honourable Umar Isa, by Maryam, his former wife for allegedly calling her an adulterer.
In a direct criminal complaint lodged before the court, Maryam Tabah informed the court that she is a house wife and resides in Jimeta, saying that she got married to the defendant over 19 years ago.
Maryam narrated that the former Governor Haruna’s Protocol divorced her on the 4th January, 2021, and that without any legal jurisdiction, he called her friend, Sa’a Luka, and told her that since he had divorced her none of them inquire about it.
She stated that the defendant had told her friends that he sent her packing because she had been committing adultery and going out with one young boy by name Adamu Buba Bazza.
According to her, the said Bazza, had been coming to their house for several years before her divorce, and that the same boy assisted her through his brother who is medical doctor when her husband, Salihu fell ill.
Maryam Tabah, told the court that the conduct of her former husband amounted to defamation of character punishable under section 378 of penal code of Adamawa.
The defendant who was arraigned before court on the afore stated allegation pleaded not guilty.
It was at this juncture that the complainant pleaded with the court to give her date to enable her call witnesses to prove her case.
The court however adjourned the matter to 4th March, 2021 for hearing.