Drama as SSS officer testifies against wife in favour of girlfriend in court

There was a mild drama at the Yola chief Magistrate Court 5 Tuesday, when a Deputy Director with the State Security Service (SSS), Mr. Edward Mathew Magaji, serving in Ibadan was in court to testify against his wife, Mrs. Joy Magaji, in favour of his girlfriend, Miss Natasha Aminu Danbaba, a nurse with the Specialist Hospital, Yola.

Magaji engaged the counsel to his wife, Barrister Binanu Eston, in a verbal war, asking that the counsel could take his wife.

Magaji, 40, and his girlfriend (Miss Danbaba), 44, told the court earlier when he mounted the witness box for two hours to testify against his wife who has four children for him that he was in the room of his girlfriend located along Barracks Road when his wife came and broke the windscreen of the lady’s car after a failed attempt to gain access into the room where he was “relaxing” with his mistress.

Magaji who gave oral evidence that contradicted the earlier evidence of his girl friend told the court that he came out to restrain his wife from causing further damages in the house but his wife escaped, while Natasha in her oral evidence told the court that she was alone at home when her lover’s wife paid her a bloody visit.

The SSS officer also disputed the oral evidence of his girlfriend who told the court earlier that Magaji is a senior officer with SSS. In his cross examination he denied being an SSS officer, but later confessed that he was a top security officer.

Magaji who was warned by the Chief Magistrate on several occasions against using foul language and unpalatable words in court, denied beating his wife and insulting her parents.
He further told the court that he wanted justice for his girlfriend and also alleged that he divorced his wife last year, but later told the court that his wife was staying with him and that they both operate a joint business account.

“My wife is co-habiting with me, we operate a joint account business but this year she sold everything and left for Jos,” he told the court.

The top randy SSS officer, who admitted in court that he did court wedding with his wife, confessed that the alleged divorce was not issued by court, but by him.

After the over five hours court session the security officer threatened to deal with any journalist that reported the case in the media.

Mrs. Joy Magaji a mother of four was dragged to the Yola Chief Magistrate’s court last month by Miss. Danbaba for criminally invading her house and damaging her car.

The Police Prosecutor inspector Suleiman Garba told the court that on the 3rd of January 2014 the accused person (Mrs. Joy) criminally invaded the resident of the plaintiff Miss Danbaba and damaged the windscreen of her car.

The case has been adjourned to Monday next week to allow the police tender the car and the wooden bench Miss. Danbaba claimed the defendant used to damage her car which the accused alleged belongs to her husband.