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Hadji I. O. Adeniji & Ors v. Tawa A. Adeniji & Ors

(1972) JELR 33442 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  SC.70/1970  •  7 Apr 1972  •  Nigeria

Coram
GEORGE BAPTIST AYODOLA COKER JSC; CHARLES OLUSOJI MADARIKAN JSC; UDO UDOMA JSC;

Judgement

UDO UDOMA, J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): In this matter which was begun by summons in the High Court of Lagos as Suit No. M/149/67-the claims of the plaintiffs now respondents as finally amended were in the following terms:

(1) The distribution of the personal and real properties contained in the estate of Abudu Karimu Adeniji (hereinafter called the deceased) among the surviving children of the said deceased according to Yoruba native law and custom, applicable in Egbaland or alternatively according to the Muslim law of inheritance.

(2) An order empowering the administratrix and administrators of the estate of the deceased to remit the sum of five hundred and fifty five pounds (555pds) to Hakeem Adekunle Adeniji (one of the beneficiaries who is now studying in the United Kingdom) in accordance with the decision of the whole family at a meeting held on the 29th day of August, 1967.

(3) That provision be made for the costs of the application from the estate. "

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