Zubairu Malami, a former fiancée to Zainab Yahaya, the new wife of Hameed Ali, comptroller-general of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), says he didn’t authorise the leak of his viral document demanding a refund of N9 million from his ex-lover.


Ali, who got appointed in 2015 by President Mohammadu Buhari, had wedded Yahaya on Saturday, in an event that happened two years after Hadiza Jummai, his first wife, had passed on.

But on Monday, a court document addressed to the new bride by Malami, who claimed to be Yahaya’s lover before she married Ali, had accused her of a breach of trust and relationship deceit.

In the document, he had threatened to take legal action against Yahaya if he’s not refunded the said sum, which he claimed to have spent on her business and life under the assumption that they would get married.


But in a disclaimer obtained by TheCable Lifestyle on Tuesday, Malami said he never approved the “leak” of the legal document.

He also wished her a “happy married life”, adding that his previously planned marriage to Yahaya was not to be.

“I, Zubairu Dalhatu Malami, of no 224 Durumin Zungura, kano, Kano state 00 hereby notify the general public that the purported leaked letter circulated on Sahara Reporters and other news channels was not authorized by me to be published,” the disclaimer read.


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

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