There was drama at the Tinubu Magistrate’s Court yesterday afternoon following the disappearance of Aamir Atiku, the 7-year-old son of Aminu Atiku and his ex-wife, Unmi Fatima Bolori, TheNation reports.
The boy’s mother claimed that Aminu, son of former Vice President Abubakar Atiku, snatched Aamir and drove off with him. The alleged incident occurred at 1:59pm, minutes after Aminu lost custody of his daughter Ameera Atiku, 9, and Aamir 7, to Bolori.
Chief Magistrate Ayeye granted Bolori full custody of the children after Aminu failed to file a response to her application for child custody. The court ordered Aminu to pay Bolori N250, 000 monthly for the upkeep of the children, beginning from this month.
It also ordered Aminu to carry out medical insurance on the children among others. Bolori’s November 2017 application for child custody proposed a nine-point ‘statement of arrangement’ for the children.
Bolori also sought an order restraining Aminu from taking the kids “outside the shores of Nigeria for any purpose whatsoever” without her consent. At the resumed hearing of the matter yesterday, neither Aminu nor his legal team was present to announce appearance.
When Aminu and his legal team eventually arrived at the courtroom at around 1pm, the proceedings were practically over. He was observed laughing and playing with both kids in the courtroom.
At about 1:45pm, he consulted with his lawyers and walked out of the courtroom. According to Bolori’s counsel Okoh, Aminu “snatched” his son from the mum, locked him in his car before driving off”.