The son of a former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar, was on Wednesday remanded in the transit cell of Tinubu Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos for disobeying a court order.
This comes as his famous father is seeking a return to public life with an expected bid for the presidency in 2019.
Aminu is understood to have disobeyed an order made by Chief Magistrate Kikelomo Ayeye on October 11 over the custody of his six-year-old son, Amir Abubakar, whom he allegedly took away from the custody of his estranged wife, Fatimo Bolori.
In the suit marked FCL/29/2017, Ms. Ayeye had ordered the respondent between U. F. Bolori Vs M. A. Abubakar to produce Amir Abubakar at the first hearing of the case.
But when the case came up on Wednesday, a different story emerged that the parties were planning to settle out of court.
Apparently, the claim was iffy as Ms. Bolori’s lawyer, Nwabuzor Okoh, denied receiving any notification from the respondent to settle out of court, PT writes.
This didn’t go down well with Chief Magistrate Ayeye who cited Aminu for contempt for disobeying court order and ordered that he be remanded in transit cell and the case stood down pending when he would produce the boy.
Fatimo and Aminu have been divorced since 2011 and the children have been were living with their mother with an arrangement that they should be allowed to spend their vacation with their father.
But after holidays in 2013, Aminu requested that they should be released to him to travel abroad for vacation and has since refused to let them return to their mother.
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Source – Premium Times