A former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar’s son, Aminu, on Thursday took the battle of his children’s custody against his ex-wife, Fatima Bolori, to an Igbosere High Court in Lagos.
Aminu asked the court to upturn a magistrates’ court’s decision which awarded the custody of his two children to Fatima, as well as a N250,000 monthly upkeep. Aminu told Justice Kazeem Alogba that the lower court disregarded his constitutional right of fair hearing before granting judgement in Fatima’s favour.
Aminu, through his counsel, Oyinkan Badejo, filed an application to the high court seeking leave to appeal the lower court’s judgement and another application for a stay of further execution of its terms. On the second application, Badejo urged the court to vary the conditions attached to the custody order. We are not seeking a stay of the execution of the judgment but some of the terms were onerous. We were asked to pay N250,000 for the upkeep of two young children and medical allowances. We find that rather onerous. Fatima’s counsel, Mr. O. N. Olabisi and Mr. Ethel Okoh, opposed Badejo.
In a bench ruling, Justice Alogba granted Aminu leave to appeal the lower court’s judgment. Further hearing was adjourned until May 17 and June 14.
Source – NAN