Friday, 20 October 2017


Aminu Atiku, son of former Vice President, Abubakar Atiku, is making news following the strife between him and his ex-wife, Ummi Fatimo Bolori.

It was learnt that both of them were divorced in 2011 and their children (Amira and Amir) were initially with Fatimo, with an arrangement that the children would be spending vacation with their father. During one of the school holidays in 2013, Aminu requested that they are released to him for a vacation abroad, after which he refused to let the kids return to their mother.

Mr. Abubakar and Ms. Bolori have been in a legal battle over the custody of their children for some time now, to which an order was made over the custody of 8-year-old Amir, whom he was alleged to have taken away from the custody of his estranged wife. Aminu disobeyed the court order and he was remanded at transit cell, while the case was stepped down pending when he produces the boy.

 Atiku’s son was released after the 8year old boy was produced in court. Although lawyer to Atiku’s son, informed the court that the parties were making plans to settle the matter out of court, Bolori’s lawyer denied ever receiving any information to settle out of court.

Meanwhile, his ex-wife (Fatimo) was granted custody of the boy for 10 days. The court said after the 10 days, it would decide a permanent residence for the boy and his eight-year-old sister. The court, however, adjourned the case till November 1, for the determination of the full custody of the two children.

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