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Drama as battle over N14.2m inheritance hots up in Kaduna court

by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna

It was a drama of sort, when a an army officer’s wife, Jacinta Uloma-Ibe, on Thursday dragged her brother-in-law, Nnameka Magnus-Aguwa, before a High Court In Kaduna State over her late sister’s N14.2 million inheritance.

The plaintiff also filed a suit against Zenith Bank for refusing to transfer the money to the plaintiff as the next-of-kin of the deceased.

Counsel to the plaintiff, Mr Yakubu Musa, prayed the court to order the bank to release the money to his client.

On his part, Magnus-Aguwa, the third defendant, who was represented by Samuel Nwadigo, moved a motion through his counsel, Oteiku Asekome, to direct that the money be put in an account belonging to the deceased until the proceedings are over.

He stated that the deceased, Florence Ngozi-Odor, had two children who are naturally her inheritors, not her sister.

But, counsel representing Zenith Bank, Mr Raymond Emeto, said they were ready to take the money to wherever the court orders.

Meanwhile, an application was made by Charles Ogidi for one Victor Odor, brother of the deceased, to be joined in the case, claiming that he was the real next-of-kin to the deceased, not the plaintiff.

Our correspondent gathered that, Judge in the case, Justice Edward Andow, adjourned the matter until January 11, 2022, for the application to be heard.

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