Fresh facts have emerged that daughter of second republic senator, Alhaji A.D Rufai, Hajia Mariya’s marriage to Bauchi State Governor Mallam Isa Yuguda bust up after 10 years due to an affair Hajia Mariya was having with Yuguda’s former Special Adviser on Communications, Abdullahi Murtala Magas.
Hajia Mariya was the third wife of Gov. Yuguda, and the couple fell apart in 2010. And three years ago when they broke up reports then was that they fell out of love because when on 5 May, 2010 Yuguda’s father in-law, President Umaru Yar’Adua died and was buried the following day in Katsina, Mariya was absent.
It was also said that Hajia Mariya was leaking important information about the state to the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Alhaji Yayale Ahmed who had a strained relationship with Yuguda.
It was equally reported that the governor became estranged from Hajia Mariya after she congratulated the Minister of Federal Capital Territory, Alhaji Bala Mohammed on his appointment as minister then.
An aberration given the crisis between her husband and the minister, it was said that her action angered Yaguda.
However, impeccable sources told orijoreporter that Hajia Mariya who was previously married to business mogul Aliko Dangote before she remarried in 1999/2000 to Yuguda got herself into trouble with her husband when she started dating Abdullahi Murtala Magas.
Hajia Mariya then had an NGO, BEWARD and after she held a programme where she successfully raised fund she brought in Abdullahi, an aide to her husband to help run the NGO. It was alleged that the mother of Gov. Yuguda’s three children had string of dates with Abdullahi, which the governor got wind of, and made him angry.
And filled with anger Yaguda sacked Abdullahi from his cabinet and severed relationship with Mariya.
Sources claimed that the governor’s first wife, Hajia Aishat Yuguda would have gone the way of Hajia Mariya but either because of her children who are Yuguda’s first or Zakari, his security officer who allegedly caught her and her Personal Assistant, Gambo Nura in a compromising position in Yuguda’s house in Abuja kept it secret from his boss.
However, Gambo did not go unpunished, it was said that he was suspended for allegedly dating Hajia Aisha, mother of Idris Yuguda who recently wedded Education Trust Fund’s boss Professor Mahmood Yakubu’s daughter.