Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Court frees Atiku ‘s son, grants wife custody of children

Tinubu Magistrate’s Court in Lagos on Wednesday freed Mr Aminu Atiku, the son of former Vice President Abubakar Atiku, following his compliance with a court order directing him to produce his son, Amir.

Chief Magistrate Kikelomo Ayeye, yesterday afternoon, temporarily remanded Aminu Atiku in a transit cell after citing him for alleged contempt ex facie curiae (committed outside the court).

Atiku allegedly kept Amir from the custody of his estranged wife, Fatimo Bolori contrary to the October 11, 2017, court order.

Chief Magistrate Ayeye, in a suit, marked FCL/29/2017 between the applicant, U. F. Bolori and the respondent, M. A. Abubakar, made “an order of emergency evacuation and protection” directing Atiku to produce their son, yesterday, for a hearing of a suit concerning the child’s custody.

But the charge of contempt was dropped when the respondent produced Amir in court.

Chief Magistrate Ayeye also granted custody of Aminu Atiku’s two children Amirah, 8; Amir, 6, to his estranged wife Fatimo Bolori.

Mrs A‎yeye ordered that the children should be with their mother for 10 days, pending when permanent living and visiting arrangements will be made.

Further hearing in the case continues on November 1.
The Nation

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