8 Child Cus­tody: Court or­ders Goje, daugh­ter to swear oath

Weekly Trust - - News - Clement A. Oloyede Ruby Leo

Se­na­tor Dan­juma Goje and his daugh­ter Fa­tima have been or­dered by an Abuja Up­per Area Court to ap­pear be­fore it on May 17 to swear an oath in a mat­ter bor­der­ing on child cus­tody.

The plain­tiff, Abubakar Faruk, for­mer son-in-law of Goje, who is also the Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor of Abuja Mar­ket Man­age­ment Lim­ited ap­proached the court seek­ing an or­der di­rect­ing the law­maker and his daugh­ter to show for the ad­min­is­tra­tion of the oath, which will take place at an Abuja mosque.

The de­fen­dants are to swear by the Holy Qur’an that they did not take the plain­tiff’s daugh­ter to the United King­dom, as he al­leged.

Faruk, who is also son of first mil­i­tary gov­er­nor of North-Western State from 1967 to 1975, Al­haji Us­man Faruk, had ap­proached the court seek­ing an or­der com­pelling Goje, and ex-wife Fa­tima to re­turn his daugh­ter from Lon­don, to en­able her con­tinue her stud­ies in Nigeria.

At the re­sumed hear­ing yes­ter­day, coun­sel to the plain­tiff, Mo­hammed Shuaib, told the court that it would not be pos­si­ble for the plain­tiff to bring wit­nesses be­cause they all may have been “com­pro­mised.”

On his part, coun­sel to the de­fen­dants, Adah Us­man, urged the court to al­low him seek the con­sent of the lead coun­sel to the de­fen­dants on the plain­tiff ’s ap­pli­ca­tion, but Jus­tice Bello turned down Us­man’s prayer and or­dered that the de­fen­dants ap­pear in court on May 17 for the ad­min­is­tra­tion of the oath.

Army kills 10 armed ban­dits, cap­ture one in Adamawa

The Nige­rian Army troops yes­ter­day killed 10 armed ban­dits while con­duct­ing a clear­ance op­er­a­tion in Nu­man gen­eral area of Adamawa State.

In a state­ment signed by the Di­rec­tor of Army Pub­lic Re­la­tions, Bri­gadier Gen­eral Texas Chukwu, the ban­dits were killed dur­ing an op­er­a­tion which lasted for one hour.

He re­vealed that one of the ban­dits, Adamu Umar was cap­tured dur­ing the op­er­a­tion and handed over to the Po­lice for fur­ther in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

Bri­gadier Gen­eral Chukwu added that the troops re­cov­ered18 mo­tor­cy­cles, two Dane guns, one sub ma­chine gun, one dou­ble bar­rel, four car­tridges, Thir­teen rounds of 7.62mm am­mu­ni­tion NATO spe­cial and one cut­lass.

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