Court adjourns Atiku’s son’s custody suit till October 8
The Upper Area Court in Kubwa, Abuja has fixed October 8 for the adoption of final written addresses in a suit
involving a dispute between Atiku Abubakar, a son of former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar,
and his former wife, Maryam Sheriff, over the custody of their children.
Sheriff, the claimant who instituted the suit, seeks an order granting her custody of their three sons,
a request opposed by Atiku.
The court adjourns Atiku’s son’s custody suit till October 8, The judge, Bashir Dansule, picked the date for adoption
of final address by the parties after Atiku’s lawyer,
Abdullahi Hassan presented his last defense witness on Wednesday
The defense witness, Lawra Kamchi, 42, testified in Hausa language which was translated to English by]
a court interpreter.
After Kamchi finished testifying, Hassan applied to close the case of the defense.
In response, the claimant’s lawyer, Nasir Saidu, said he would not call a witness.
He urged the court to allow him to argue on points of law based on the evidence and testimonies of the defendant’s witnesses.