(2014) JELR 50543 (CA)    
Court of Appeal  ·  CA/S/65s/2013 ·  28 Mar 2014 ·  Nigeria
JAFARU MIKA’ILU Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria TUNDE OLAREWAJU AWOTOYE Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria JAMES SHEHU ABIRIYI Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
lower court
grounds of appeal
judgment of the lower court
sharia court of appeal kebbi state
statement of claim
upper sharia court zuru
chiga v. umaru
islamic law
issue of islamic personal law
principle of islamic law
sharia court of appeal kebbi
suit no. sca
above judgment
administration of justice
appeal court
case no. usc
decision of the sharia court of appeal kebbi state
decision of usc zuru
distribution of an estate of a non-muslim
fair hearing
federal high court
following children
garba abubakar shehu
grounds of appeals
high court of the federal capital territory
hon. muhammad ango
issue no.1
james shehu abiriyi
judge of upper sharia court zuru
judgment of the trial court
judgment of the upper sharia court zuru
leading judgment
notice of appeal
respect of a distribution of the estate
respect of the appeal
sansani jabbi
second issue
see sections
sharia court
transmission of record of appeal
trial court
tunde olarewaju awotoye

TUNDE OLAREWAJU AWOTOYE, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is the Judgment in respect of the appeal filed by the appellant against the decision of the Sharia Court of Appeal Kebbi State delivered on 4/03/2013.

The plaintiff had instituted an action at the Upper Sharia Court Zuru in case No. USC/ZUR/CV/EST/24/02 by filing a statement of claim which reads thus:

"I, Sansani Jabbi is seeking from this court to invite my co-heirs so that our farm which we inherit from our grandfather Ganya will be divided to us. The deceased is survived by Jabbi, and Na'Allah. They did not divide their inheritance. Jabbi is dead and is survived two children.

1. Sansani

2. Badatti

While Na-Allah is also survived by the following children:

1. Cherina

2. Janna

3. Musa

4. Jinya"

The Upper Sharia Court Zuru, after hearing the parties gave judgment as follows:

"I Hon. Muhammad Ango, Judge of Upper Sharia Court Zuru has decided the division of the Ganya farm that has the total measurement of 1.025 ft…

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