Aminu was remanded in jail by Magistrate Kikelomo Ayeye for failing to produce his son, seven-year-old Amir Atiku in court today (Wednesday).
Following Aminu Atiku’s estranged wife, Ms. Bolori, case brought before the court, the magistrate ordered for the emergency evacuation and protection of the child pending the hearing of the case today.
Aminu’s lawyer, during the hearing said the parties were making plans to settle the matter out of court, a statement counsel to his estranged wife, Ethel Okoh, denied knowledge of.
Magistrate Ayeye found Aminu Atiku guilty for contempt of the court order made on October 11 and ordered that he should be remanded at the transit cell within the court premises pending when he could produce the boy in court.
The estranged couple who got married in Borno State in 2007, got their union dissolved by a Sharia Court in Maiduguri in 2011.
On 11th of October 2017, Miss Bolori got a court injunction to take custody of their children upon reports that her kids who have been with their father, were lacking motherly care.
The court document revealed that their 8-year-old daughter who now lives with Miss Bolori sent numerous text messages to her about how unhappy she is at her father's home.