The Tinubu Chief Magistrate Court has reportedly granted Aminu Atiku, son of former vice president Abubakar Atiku, interim custody of his two children.
Chief Magistrate Kikelomo Ayeye was said to have granted Aminu custody of the two children, so as to allow his daughter, Amirah, 8, and his son Amir, 6, complete their third term in their school in Lagos.
The court ruled that both children should be in his custody from November 1 till January 10, 2018.
Chief Magistrate Ayeye made the order during continued hearing of a child custody suit filed by the children’s mother, Ms Fatima Bolori.
The proceedings were closed to the press, but The Nation learnt that Aminu informed the court that he had paid both children’s school fees for the entire year.
He persuaded the court to allow the kids live in his Lagos home, until next hearing of the suit.
Chief Magistrate Ayeye said Aminu should write to the kids’ school, introducing Fatima as their mum and permitting her unfettered access to Amirah and Amir in their school, at any time of the day.
The court directed Aminu to allow Amirah and Amir to spend weekends, public holidays, including Christmas holidays, with Fatima, whenever she was in Lagos.
At 2pm the parties moved to the judge’s chambers and hearing began. Minutes later, Amirah walked out of the chambers in tears, but she was consoled by a lawyer and returned to the room.
The case was adjourned till January 10, 2018.