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ALHAJI ABUBAKAR v. ABUBAKAR WAZIRI & ORS

(2008) JELR 46682 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  SC.41/2005  •  27 Jun 2008  •  Nigeria

Coram
NIKI TOBI JSC; GEORGE ADESOLA OGUNTADE JSC; FRANCIS FEDODE TABAI JSC; PIUS OLAYIWOLA ADEREMI JSC; CHRISTOPHER MITCHELL CHUKWUMA-ENEH JSC;

Judgement

P.O. ADEREMI, J.S.C.(Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the judgment of the Court of Appeal (Abuja Judicial Division) delivered on the 16th day of September 2004, The said court (hereinafter referred to as the court below) heard the matter on appeal from the judgment of the High Court of Niger State sitting in Minna, Niger State which judgment itself was delivered on the 16th of October 2002.

The respondents herein as plaintiffs before the trial court had claimed from the appellant herein as the defendant before the High Court, the following reliefs:-

(1) An order on the defendant to give a satisfactory account of the assets of the late Alhaji A, B, Waziri who died on the 3rd of May 1995,

(2) An order that the defendant should disengage from the administration of the estate of the said deceased. and

(3) An order that the defendant should surrender all assets of the said deceased in his possession to the plaintiffs.

The plaintiffs filed their pleadings but theā€¦

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