Aminu, the son of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, was detained in the transit cell of Tinubu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Wednesday.
He was sanctioned for disobeying by Chief Magistrate Kikelomo Ayeye on October 11 over the custody of six-year-old Amir Abubakar.
As against the directive of the court, Aminu Atiku Abubakar had taken away his child from the custody of his estranged wife, Fatimo Bolori.
Ayeye 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.
But 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.
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In response, Bolori’s lawyer, Mr. Nwabuzor Okoh, denied receiving any notification from the respondent to settle out of court.
Consequently, Chief Magistrate Ayeye cited Atiku for contempt for disobeying court order issued on October 11.
She therefore ordered that the respondent should be remanded in transit cell and the case stood down pending when he would produce the boy.
It was gathered that both Fatimo and Aminu had divorced in 2011.
The children were living with their mother, Fatimo, with an arrangement that they should be allowed to spend their vacation with their father.
However, when the children were on holidays in 2013, Aminu requested that they should be released to him to travel abroad for vacation and thereafter, refused to let them return to their mother.