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Atiku loses custody of 3 children to estranged wife

An Upper Area Court, Kubwa, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, on Tuesday, ordered Alhaji Atiku Abubakar to hand over the custody of his three sons to his divorced wife and mother of the children.

Atiku’s former wife, Sherif, had instituted the suit against Alhaji Abubakar, where she urged the court to grant her the right of custody of their three children, who currently reside with her ex-husband.

The judge, Bashir Danmaisule, granted her prayers, in a judgment, on Tuesday.

Abubakar is the son of Nigeria’s former vice president of the same name.

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He ruled that there was no basis to deprive her of the custody of her children under Islamic law.

He said an appeal would be allowed within the next 30 days.

Sherif and her lawyer, Nasir Saidu, were present in court, but Abubakar and his lawyer, Abdullahi Hassan, were absent.