Fidelity bank banner Bayelsa State banner
Son-in-law sues Senator Goje, daughter over child custody

By Clement A. Oloyede on 06/01/2018

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 1,716

•Senator Danjuma Goje
•Senator Danjuma Goje

The Managing Director of Abuja Market Management Limited (AMML), Abubakar Faruk, has filed a suit bordering on child custody against former governor of Gombe, Senator Danjuma Goje, and his daughter, Fatima.

In the suit before a Grade 1 area court in Abuja, Faruk is seeking a court order compelling his ex-father-in-law, Goje, and his former wife, Fatima, to return his daughter from London to Nigeria to enable her continue with her studies in Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja.

He said he got married to Fatima Goje under Islamic Law on December 20, 1997 and the marriage was blessed with three children, Fatima, 18; Othman, 15 and Mohammad, 10 before they got divorced on August 31, 2014.

He said his ex-wife thereafter conspired with her father to take his daughter to London, which has put a clog on the daughter’s chance of completing her education in Nigeria as she was already a 300-level Civil Engineering student before she was taken abroad.

Faruk, a son of the first military governor of North-Western State, Alhaji Usman Faruk, is also praying the court for an order restraining the defendants from taking any of his three children outside Abuja without his consent or meddling in their affairs.

However, at the resumed hearing yesterday, counsel to the defendants, Kennedy Anoba, challenged the jurisdiction of the court to entertain the suit on the ground that since it also relates to the international passport of the plaintiff’s daughter, the court lacks the jurisdiction to hear the matter.

Faruk, had in a letter dated November 6, 2017, also urged the Comptroller General of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) to stop the defendants from taking his daughter out of the country.

His lawyer, Mohammed Shuaib, however contended that the Gojes misconceived the matter before the court, noting that it is not basically about the withdrawal of an international passport but the protection of the plaintiff’s right to guardianship.

He added that the claim that the daughter is no more a child, having clocked the adult age of 18 is a non-issue under Islamic Law which states that until a daughter gets married, the father still maintains guardianship over her.

The judge adjourned the matter to January 25, 2017.  (Daily Trust)

Source News Express

Posted 06/01/2018 11:52:24 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
African Qualifiers: Siaisa talks tough, says Congo must...

Sign of the times

Court relaxes journalist’s bail condition after 93 days...

N385m debt: Union Homes sues Stella Oduah

Famous Benin City Priest, Father Ogbomwan, dies after...

Okiro losses mother

Nigeria aiming to be among world’s 16 largest...

Deputy Senate Leader hails constituent youths for protesting...

17 Chibok girls’ parents dead — BBOG

3 INEC staff charged with receiving N179m Diezani...

Agriculture is pillar for Edo’s economic revolution –...

FG’s revenue dwindles as Customs abandon N20bn worth...

 

Latest News Obasanjo, Jonathan, Buhari can’t account for $82.5bn oil money: Investigation Saraki can only avoid impeachment if he resigns – Oshiomhole Presidential Order: I-G directs immediate overhaul of SARS •Contacts to call in case of harassments Saraki, Bafarawa, Dankwambo go to hilltop to stop Buhari 2019: Obasanjo, defectors can’t stop Buhari — Tinubu 4th Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Forum: 5,000 expected in Lagos for Africa’s largest entrepreneurial convening 7 fake revenue agents apprehended in Anambra No foreign pressure on Buhari to drop 2nd term bid – Presidency Investors relocate 100,000bd Brownfield refinery from Turkey to Nigeria Only 35, 652 pupils studying in modern Almajiri schools in Northwest: NAN Survey FG pledges to promote establishment of digital classrooms Insecurity, 2019 elections: CAN declares 3 days prayer for Nigeria

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (376,655 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (366,001 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (295,696 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (241,435 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (222,046 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (216,837 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (192,167 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (174,337 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (159,401 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (157,869 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (152,379 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (142,773 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (56) Business & Economy (3,451) Business Verdict (48) Columnists (907) Complaints & Requests (95) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (526) Features (632) Global Business Monitor (294) International (2,265) Interview (161) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (134) News (38,006) Opinion (1,056) Pidgin (11) Politics (6,037) Religion (814) Sports (1,643) Stock Watch (33) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

CBN banner

Firstmobile banner

 

 

NEWS EXPRESS TV

Liverpool Destroying West Ham 4-0 - Highlights

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement