Fatima Bolori, the ex-wife of Aminu Atiku, son of former Vice President Abubakar Atiku has reportedly lost her dad.
Bolori lost her father Alhaji Bukar Bolori, who was reportedly one of richest men in the North on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, in Saudi Arabia. He has since been buried in Mecca according to the Muslim right.
Late Alhaji Bukar Bolori built the first factory (pioneer enemalware) in Maiduguri and also the first and only confectionery factory (Haske Sweets & confectioneries) in northern Nigeria in 1980 and 1982 respectively.
Recall that we reported earlier that former Vice President Abubakar Atiku’s son, Aminu, dragged his his estranged wife, Fatima Bolori, to an Igbosere High Court in Lagos, where he 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.
Magistrate Kikelomo Ayeye sitting at Tinubu on Lagos Island had on the 10th of January awarded full custody of the ex-couple’s daughter, Ameera, 11, and son, Aamir, 7, to Fatima Bolori, after Aminu failed to file a response to Fatima’s application for the children’s custody.
Aminu’s counsel, Oyinkan Badejo, who 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, claimed that the lower court disregarded his constitutional right of fair hearing before granting judgment in Fatima’s favour.
“In response to whether the applicant has shown sufficient grounds for the grant of the application, there is not more sufficient ground than the party’s right to fair hearing.
“We arrived at the magistrates’ court at 12.30 p.m., believing the matter was for mention at 1.00 p.m.”
Badejo also urged the court to vary the conditions attached to the custody order, which directed Aminu to pay his ex-wife N250,000 monthly for the upkeep of the children, beginning from January, and also carry out medical insurance on each child, among others.
“We are not seeking a stay of the execution of the judgment but some of the terms were onerous.
“We were asked to pay N250,000 for the upkeep of two young children and medical allowances. We find that rather onerous” counsel to Atiku’s son concluded.