Aminu Atiku, son of a former Vice-President, Abubakar Atiku, 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. .
He told Justice Kazeem Alogba that the lower court disregarded his constitutional right of fair hearing before granting judgment in Fatima’s favour. .
A magistrate court in Tinubu on Lagos Island had on January 10 awarded full custody of the ex-couple’s daughter, Ameera, 11, and son, Aamir, 7, to Fatima.
The lower court held that Aminu failed to file a response to Fatima’s application for the children’s custody.
But Aminu, through his counsel, Oyinkan Badejo, filed an application to the high court seeking leave to appeal the lower court’s judgment and another application for a stay of further execution of its terms.
Justice Alogba granted Aminu leave to appeal the lower court’s judgment. Further hearing was adjourned until May 17 and June 14.