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MR KAYODE BAKARE & ANOR v. MRS DUPE BAKARE & ORS

(2011) JELR 33413 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/I/M/98/2006  •  1 Dec 2011  •  Nigeria

Coram
KUDIRAT MOTONMORI OLATOKUNBO KEKERE-EKUN JCA; CHINWE EUGENIA IYIZOBA JCA; MOORE A. A. ADUMEIN JCA;

Judgement

CHINWE E. IYIZOBA, JCA (DELIVERING THE LEADING JUDGMENT): On the 13th of June, 2003 the plaintiffs/respondents brought an action at the High court of Osun State, Ilesha in suit No. HIL/36/2003 against the 1st to 3rd defendants praying for:

1. An Order revoking the Probate Letters of Administration dated 23rd November 2000 granted to the 1st and 2nd Defendants by the 3rd Defendant in respect of the estate of Chief Salaudeen Bolaji Bakare (deceased) on the ground that it was obtained by fraud and/or misrepresentation.

2. An order of Court discharging the present purported administrators and appointing the 3rd defendant as the sole administrator with the sole purpose of convening a meeting of the estate of Chief Salaudeen Bolaji Bakare (deceased) within 60 days from the date of judgment and to elect or appoint new administrators for the estate in place of the 1st and 2nd Defendants.

3. An order directing the 1st and 2nd defendants to furnish and verify the accounts of the real and person…

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