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Ex-Boyfriend Refutes N9m Demand from Hameed Ali’s Bride



Zubairu Malami, the ex-boyfriend of the bride of the Nigerian Customs Comptroller-General Hameed Ali, Zainab Yahaya, has distanced himself from demanding a refund of all the money spent on her during their estranged relationship.

Recall that a few days ago, a letter purportedly written by a lawyer to Mr Malami had surfaced online, demanding a refund of the sum of N9million spent on the Customs Boss new wife for the purchase of air tickets, house and shop rents, loan collected for her father and for opening a clothing business for her.

However, in a terse statement sent on Tuesday, the estranged boyfriend distanced himself from the publication, saying that the letter was not authorized by him.

The statement read: “I, Zubairu Dalhatu Malami, of No224 Durumin Zungura, Kano State, do hereby notify the general public that the purported leaked letter circulated on SaharaReporters and other news channels was not authorized by me to be published.

“Zainab Abdullahi Yahaya was my former fiancée who I intended to marry but that was not ordained by the Almighty Allah as she has married someone else. I, therefore, wish her a happy married life and Allah’s blessings.”

When contacted, the bride denied borrowing any money from Mr Malami, adding that all the money he claimed to have spent on her were either unfounded or unsolicited.

She also denied borrowing any money from him for her father as claimed.

On why she could not marry him, Mrs Ali said she had wanted to marry him but her parents, after a background check on his character, found him unsuitable.

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