Family members, two wives and eight sons of late former governor of Kogi State, Abubakar Audu have dragged each other to court over properties.
His second wife, Fatima Abubakar, is accusing other family members “neglect and intentionally depriving her access to her late husband’s residence and personal effects”.
According to Daily Trust, her counsel, Chris Uche, applied to the court to join Fatima in the distribution of the estate of the late politician which is supposed to take place under Islamic law at the Sharia Court of Appeal, Abuja.
The letter, dated 17th of August 2016 and addressed to the Grand Khadi of the Sharia Court of Appeal in Abuja and received on the 28th of August, informed the court that Fatima, a surviving wife of the late politician was by law supposed to receive a portion of the late politician’s estate.
It was further gathered that the court was employing an alternative dispute resolution mechanism to settle the issues between both parties.
After both parties met on the 20th of October, the counsel to Fatima Abubakar refused to speak to the press claiming the Grand Khadi had given instructions that the public be left out of the dispute till it is resolved.
He, however, confirmed the case has been adjourned to November 1st, 2016.