- The upper area court at Kubwa in Abuja has taken a punitive measure against one of Atiku Abubakar's sons
- This came after the son of the former vice president failed to comply with a judgment to hand over his three children
- Maryam Sherif, Abubakar's ex-wife, had asked the court to grant her custody of the children
The immediate arrest of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, son of the former vice president, has been ordered by the upper area court at Kubwa in Abuja on Wednesday, November 18.
The decision granted by the judge, Bashir Danmaisule was due to the fact that Abubakar failed to comply with a judgment, The Nation reports.
It was gathered that Abubakar was ordered to hand over the three children he shares with his divorced wife, Maryam Sherif to her after she had instituted a case against him in 2019.
Sherif had filed a suit at the upper area court at Gudu in Abuja, seeking custody of her three sons following the divorce. The case was later transferred to the court at Kubwa.
Following Abubakar's failure to heed the court's judgement, Sherif’s counsel, Nasir Saidu, applied for a judgment-debtor summons to be issued to the defendant.
Though the bailiff said Abubakar was served with the summons through the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) on Tuesday, November 3, he failed to appear in court as directed.
Saidu went on to ask the court to issue a warrant of arrest on the defendant and have him imprisoned until he complied with the judgment after he failed to obey.
Legit.ng had reported that a chief magistrate court in Lagos state, on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, granted full custody of the children of another son of the former vice president, Aminu, to his estranged wife, Fatima Bolori.
The Chief Magistrate Kikelomo Ayeye ordered that the two children Aamir and Ameera reside with Bolori at her residence in Katampe Extension in Abuja.
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