Court orders arrest of Atiku’s son for ‘contempt’

Court orders arrest of Atiku's son for 'contempt'

The Excessive Court docket of the Space in Kubwa, Abuja, on Wednesday ordered the fast arrest of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, son of Nigeria’s former vp.

Bashir Danmaisule gave the order, after Abubakar’s failure to adjust to a sentence that he ought to hand over his three youngsters to his divorced spouse, Maryam Sherif.

Sherif had, final yr, sued Abubakar on the Excessive Space Court docket in Gudu, additionally in Abuja, which was later transferred to the Excessive Space Court docket in Kubwa.

She requested the courtroom for depart to ensure custody of her three youngsters.

The courtroom, on October 27, 2020, dominated on the matter, ordering Abubakar at hand the kids over to Sherif with fast impact.

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Nevertheless, after the defendant’s non-compliance, Sherif’s lawyer, Nasir Saidu, requested the issuance of a summons from the debtor for the defendant to seem in courtroom to elucidate why he didn’t obey the courtroom order and why it shouldn’t be dedicated to jail.

However the defendant and his lawyer, Abdullahi Hassan, didn’t seem in courtroom.

The bailiff instructed the courtroom that the summons was served on the defendant via the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), the place he works, on November 3, 2020.

Saidu stated that having served the defendant, who didn’t seem in courtroom as instructed, he needed to request that the courtroom problem an arrest warrant towards the defendant.

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The lawyer requested that the accused be detained and imprisoned pending the courtroom’s determination.

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