Court Awards Custody Of Two Children Of Atiku Abubakar’s Son To Estranged Wife

Court Awards Custody Of Two Children Of Atiku Abubakar’s Son To Estranged Wife

A Lagos State Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Tinubu, Lagos, on Wednesday, resolved the custody dispute between one of the sons of the former Vice President Abubakar Atiku, Mohammed Aminu Atiku and his estranged wife, Ummi Fatima Bolori, in her favour.

The court in its ruling gave sole custody of the seven and nine year old children to Ms. Bolori following Aminu’s non appearance for a proceeding to determine the final custodial arrangement.

It was observed that Aminu later walked into the courtroom after the court had made its pronouncements.

The court, presided over by Magistrate Kike Ayeye in her ruling, granted full custody of the children (names withheld) to the mother, holding that their mother should enroll the children in schools suited for their educational needs.

Meanwhile, the court gave another order which allows the respondent right to visit his children and request for the children to spend holidays with him.

He was further ordered to pay for upkeep of the children in the sum of 250,000 naira monthly starting from January, 2018, as well as effect medical insurance on the two children.

It would be recalled that Aminu, sometimes last year, was remanded in custody for failure to comply with Magistrate Ayeye’s order to produce the children for assessment.

The production order was made following a Save Our Soul (SOS) text message from one of the children complaining of maltreatment and lack of care from their father, who they claimed often abandoned them to the care of a housemaid while he pursues his business interests within and outside the country.

But the remand order was revoked when Aminu later complied with the court order.

 

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