The son of former Nigerian Vice President Atiku Abubakar, Aminu Atiku, is alleged to have taken his son away from ex-wife, Fatima Bolori, after losing custody of his two children on Wednesday, January 10. According to The Nation report, Atiku was said to have snatched his son from the mother, locked him in his car and drove off. The reports says that the incident happened around 1:59pm at the Tinubu’s Magistrate Court in Lagos, minutes after Kikelomo Ayeye, the chief magistrate, ruled in favour of Bolori.

The magistrate granted Bolori full custody of both children, Ameera and Aamir, after Atiku failed to file a response to her application for child custody. Ayeye also ordered Atiku to pay Bolori 250,000 naira monthly for the upkeep of the children and ordered him to carry out medical insurance on the children. In her judgement the chief magistrate said: “The respondent failed to file a response. In view of the deliberate absence of the respondent and his legal team, I am constrained to make these following orders in default of respondent’s presence”. “In the best interest of the children to wit: Unmi Fatima Bolori is hereby granted full custody of Aamir Abubakar Sadiq Aminu Atiku (seven years) and Ameera Amina Atiku (nine years). “The applicant is allowed to reside with the children at her residence at Katampe Extension, Abuja. The applicant is ordered to put the children in schools suited for their educational needs in Abuja. “Access is granted to the respondent to visit his children in Abuja and request for the children to spend holidays with him. The respondent is ordered to pay a monthly upkeep for the children in the amount of 250,000 naira monthly beginning January 2018.“The respondent is ordered to effect medical insurance on each of the children.” Bolori and Atiku had consummated their marriage in 2007 and separated in 2011.

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