Property Conflict: The court refers the case to the Sharia Court of Appeal
Alhaji Ataba Sani-Omolori is being sued by his siblings for the possession of their deceased father’s property, and a Gudu Upper Area Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has referred the case to the Sharia Court of Appeal in hopes of reaching a settlement amicably.
Omolori’s lawsuit against him was dismissed after a preliminary objection was raised by him, according to the presiding judge, Justice Ado Mukthar.
Because there are no legitimate parties present in court, I believe the preliminary objection has merit. Therefore, this issue is hereby dismissed.
The Judge stated, “However, I shall refer this matter to the Sharia Court of Appeal for peaceful resolution.”
Omolori was brought before the court because it was claimed that they were unable to account for the family estate that their father had left behind.
Nasir Sani-Omolori and Buhari Sani-Omolori, two of his siblings who are the plaintiffs in the case, ask the court to order Omolori to account for the property.
They requested that the court 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, in their lawsuit with the case number CV/114/2022l.
In Maitama, Katampe, and Mabushi Districts of Abuja, they claimed that their brother, Alhaji Ataba Sani-Omolori (Respondent/Defendant), had sold off portions of the real estate.
The plaintiffs asked the court for equitable distribution of the property among all the 73 children of their late father.