Former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar might get somewhat distracted from his political ambitions in the coming days as his son, Aminu Atiku is in the middle of a custody battle scandal resulting to him abducting his son.
On Wednesday Atiku lost a custody battle to his ex-wife, Fatima Bolori of his two children which allegedly led him to snatch his son from Fatima, lock him in his car and drive off after the ruling was heard.
According to The Nation, Bolori was given full custody of her two kids with Atiku, Ameera and Aamir mainly because Atiku failed to file a response to her application for child custody.
The ruling was given by Chief Magistrate Kikelomo Ayeye at the Tinubu Magistrate Court in Lagos ordering Atiku to pay a quarter of a million to the mother of his children for their upkeep.
Asides from the N250, 000 allowance, Atiku was also ordered by the judge to ensure that he carries medical assurance on his two children.
“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,” Ayeye said in her judgement.
“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 monthly upkeep for the children in the amount of N250,000 monthly beginning January 2018.
“The respondent is ordered to effect medical insurance on each of the children.”
Even though Atiku and his legal team arrived the court only after the proceedings were completed, the judge still awarded him visitation rights and granted him holidays with his kids on specific request.