WHEN MOHAMMED BABANGIDA STEPPED OUT WITH UMMA
It was Richard Bach who said: “True love stories never have endings.”
When you read the compelling story of Mohammed Babangida and his wife, Umma, daughter of Ambassador Aminu Wali, a former Nigerian Envoy to the United States, you will understand better.
It all dates back to over 23 years ago, when both met through , their mutual friend.
At that time, Umma was a young undergraduate at Bayero University, BUK, Kano. She later travelled to the United Kingdom to further her studies.
But before she moved to the United Kingdom, the Babangida scion had expressed his desire to marry Umma. So seriously involved was he with her that he even gave her a diamond ring, as a symbol of his commitment to her.
Unfortunately, the relationship suffered a big crash when their parents, reportedly, opposed their affair.
As a result of this unpleasant development, the handsome dude later got married to his “approved” wife, Rahama Indimi, daughter of Borno State-born oil magnate, Alhaji Mohammed Indimi, in an elaborate wedding that had many top personalities in attendance.
But just as the saying by Richard Bach, Mohammed’s love for Ummah never ends; he still has his heart with her. In 2008, he was able to convince their parents and married her.
However, the marriage seemed like a mistake at the beginning, as his first wife, Rahama, would not have any of it.
The mother of four was forced to leave her Minna matrimonial home for several months and moved into her father’s home in Abuja. Later, she was pacified and persuaded into moving back to her home. However, Rahama was said to have refused to accept Umma.
The rivalry between the two wives was intense and bitter. Reason: Babangida reportedly didn’t help matter as he pitched his tent with Rahama who showcased her superiority tendencies. This development made Umma to be very bitter and unhappy.
She couldn’t cope with the powerful forces that confronted her home, with the realisation that she failed to have a child in the marriage.
Eventually, when she could no longer cope, she decided to move out of her matrimonial home again. But Mohammed ran back to her and brought her back home. This, again, infuriated the daughter of the oil mogul that she finally left home.
Luckily, beautiful Umma had reason to smile again as she finally had her baby in 2017.
Today, the Kano State-born beauty is enjoying the love of her life. Last week, the woman stepped out with her husband for the birthday bash of stylish woman, Hajia Bola Shagaya.
We gathered that was the first time they would have been seen together publicly after a very long time.
They were seen holding each other hands and smiling like young lovers that have just fallen in love for the first time.