A businesswoman, Habibat Abdulrahaman, prayed to a Kubwa Grade I Area Court, for the custody of her two children whom she had with her ex-husband, Jimoh Braimah.
The judge, Muhammad Adamu, said that the defendant had been served with the court summons, but was not in court.
Adamu, however, said that the court will give him the benefit of the doubt and adjourned the case until Sept. 5 for hearing.
Earlier, Abdulrahaman said that she had been divorced for over four years and her two children were in her custody thereafter.
She added that the respondent, Braimah, visited the children sometime in August and took them to an unknown destination without her consent.
The plaintiff said that Braimah had not been providing clothes, feeding or medication for the children for over four years since they divorced.
She however prayed the court for the custody of her children, an order for Braimah to give N50, 000 monthly for feeding and register them in a hospital to cover their medical needs.
Braimah, in a preliminary objection, said that the plaintiff had duplicated the same case of child custody of their children he filed in Suleja Upper Area Court.
He said that the plaintiff and her counsel appeared before the court in Suleja when it was mentioned and a date was taken for report of settlement.