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Property tussle: Court refers suit against ex-NASS Clerk, to Sharia Court of Appeal

A Gudu Upper Area Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has referred the suit against a former Clerk to the National Assembly, Alhaji Ataba Sani-Omolori, by his siblings over property of their late father to the Sharia Court of Appeal for amicable resolution of the matter.

The presiding Judge, Justice Ado Mukthar, while ruling on a preliminary objection filed by Omolori struck out the suit against him.

“I see merit in the Preliminary objection, the reason being that there are no proper parties before the court. Consequently, this matter is hereby struck out. 

“However, I will refer this matter to the Sharia Court of Appeal for amicable resolution,” the Judge held.

Omolori was dragged before the Court over alleged inability to account for the family estate left behind by their father.

Two of his siblings, Nasir Sani-Omolori, and Buhari Sani-Omolori, who are plaintiffs in the matter want the court to make Omolori account for the property.

In their suit numbered, CV/114/2022l, they prayed the court to invite the former NASS Clerk to account for the estate of their late father, Alhaji Muhammad Sani Omolori, who was a traditional ruler of Ebira land for 40 years.

They accused their brother, Alhaji Ataba Sani-Omolori (Respondent/Defendant) of selling off parts of the property in Maitama, Katampe and Mabushi Districts of Abuja.

The plaintiffs asked the court for equitable distribution of the property among all the 73 children of their late father.



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