Ex-Fiance of Zainab Yahaya, the new wife of Col. Hameed Ali, comptroller-general of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has sued her for betrayal of trust and for a refund of N9, 081,207.45 invested in his relationship with her.
The suit followed the wedding of the customs boss, on Saturday, with Zainab.
Col. Ali (rtd.) a reticent retired soldier who was President Muhammadu Buhari’s chief of staff prior to his first term election lost his first wife, two years ago.
In a letter, dated May 22, signed by the lawyer of Zubairu Dalha Malami, who claimed to be the ex-fiance of Zainab accused her of breach of trust in the relationship, and allegedly luring him to invest in her.
Malami also accused Zainab of picking “unnecessary fight” to provoke a break up for him to marry Col. Ali.
Malami also demanded that Zainab should return some items like ID cards and laptops.
Part of the letter reads, “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 you were deceiving our client, you allowed hum for all these years to spend money and resources on you while he was in the belief 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 as a husband.
“While our client congratulates you in your new home, we have instructions to also 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 calculates all you have collected from him both as loans, investments, and trips ticket so you can pay him.
“In view of the above, we have our client’s instructions to demand from you the immediate payment of the sum of N9,081,207 only.
“Failure to heed to same shall leave us with no other option than to proceed with legal action to recover the said sum. Your choice in this matter is our preference