A magistrate court in Lagos has remanded Aminu, son of former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, for contempt.
He was locked up in the transit cell of Tinubu chief magistrates court Lagos for disobeying a court order.
Aminu was alleged to have disobeyed an order made by Kikelomo Ayeye, the chief magistrate, in October over the custody of six-year-old Amir Abubakar.
He was said to have taken away Amir from the custody of Fatimo Bolori, his wife.
The chief magistrate had earlier ordered the respondent in the suit marked FCL/29/2017, between U. F. Bolori Vs M. A. Abubakar to produce Amir Abubakar at the first hearing of the case.
When the case came up on Wednesday for the discharge of ‘Emergency, evacuation/protection order’ made by the court, the court was informed that the parties were planning to settle out of court.
In response, Nwabuzor Okoh, Bolori’s lawyer, denied receiving any notification from the respondent to settle out of court.
Ayeye subsequently cited Abubakar’s disobeying court order issued on October 11.
She ordered that the respondent be remanded in transit cell and the case stood down pending when he would produce the boy.
Fatimo and Aminu had divorced in 2011.
The children were reportedly living with Fatimo on an arrangement that they should be allowed to spend their vacation with their father.
However, when the children were on holidays with Aminu in 2013, he reportedly refused to let them return to their mother. (TheCable)