MARRIED At First Sight Australia’s Jessika Power once dated a notorious criminal who killed a great-grandmother.
Jessika had a brief romance with kickboxer Suleiman ‘Sam’ Abdulrahim after his early release from jail for killing the elderly woman in a high speed car accident.
Suleiman was sentenced to three years and three months in jail for the death for the accident where he was driving 50kms (31 miles) over the speed limit and on the wrong side of the road.
He was driving a Ferrari 360 Spider in the horror smash when he clipped two vehicles and smashed into Lynette Vernall’s car in 2015.
She had been driving her 88-year old mum Muriel Hulett to her retirement home Suleiman’s driving lead to the horrific accident.
While Lynette suffered very serious injuries, her mother died after eight days in a coma.
The former kickboxer retweeted a news story with an image of the car crash a day after it happened.
Suleiman started dating the MAFS star not along after he was released from jail and was seen showing her the glitzy side of Melbourne after she flew from the Gold Coast to spend time with him in May, 2019.
But his parole was revoked shortly after in June due to threats against his life and the public’s safety on the roads, but his lawyers managed to get him back out of jail in August.
Known as ‘The Punisher’ during his kickboxing career he was described as an “utter menace” on the roads by a Supreme Court judge.
He continued to flout the road rules while on bail for the great-grandmother’s death including speeding.
Police also caught him with 138 grams of methamphetamine and four vials of steroids.
Suleiman’s long list of road offences include speeding and driving without a lisence.
In 2015, before the accident Suleiman was involved in a major brawl inside the Melbourne Magistrate’s Court.
Security had to use pepper spray to quell the fight between Suleiman and another man.
While awaiting trial for the 2015 smash he got into an altercation with some car washers and ran them over with his car.
Suleiman plead guilty to assaulting the workers with poles, bats, chairs and upright benches before getting into his car and reversing over them.
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The kickboxer started dating Jessika after her split from MAFS beau, Dan.
She is now dating rapper Filip Poznanovic and has had a resurgence of popularity after her season of MAFS aired in the UK on E4.
The Sun revealed last week that Jessika has been told she could rake in £100,000 this year after the UK success of her MAFS series, which originally aired Down Under in 2019 but concludes on E4 today.
An insider said: “She’s beautiful, but she’s also business-minded and is currently speaking to UK management companies about how to maximise her MAFS fame.”