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Property:  Ex-judge’s daughter asks Abuja court for 11.11% share of late father’s estates,stocks,N500 billion



The daughter of a former President, Customary Court of Appeal, Abuja, Justice Moses Bello(late), Ann Eniyamire has asked the Federal Capital Territory High Court in Bwari, Abuja to declare that she is entitled to 11.11% of all her late father’s properties including estates and stocks.

Eniyamire, who says she is one of the children of the late judge, told Justice M.A Madugu on Wednesday to grant her her entitlement in line with her late father’s will.

In the suit marked CV/667/2024, Eniyamire’s lawyer, Barrister Yahuza Mahraz contended that his client was shortchanged by the executor of her father’s will, Reverend Father Ezekiel John (first defendant ) and another.

According to her deposition, her late father instructed that all his assets be shared amongst his wife and eight children following an 11.11% sharing formula.

However, the claimant” ‘s lawyer accused the defendant of adopting a sharing formula of 4.16 per cent.

The claimant, who has 38 reliefs, urged the court to reverse the defendants’ alleged decision, relieve them of their duties(as executors of her father’s will) and restore 11.11% of her father’s properties to her.

Part of her prayers read,

At the resumed sitting on Wednesday, Mahruz told the judge that hearing on his case was ripe.

But the defendant’s counsel, Adewale Adegboyega told the judge that he has filed a preliminary objection challenging the competence of the suit.

After listening to them, the judge fixed June 4 for a definite hearing.

He said,

The FCT High Court has jurisdiction over several developments within the FCT.

A will is a testamentary document voluntarily made and executed but also falls under the purview of a competent court.