Some children of the late Engr. A.A. Kure have filed a lawsuit against their brother, Umar Abdulkadir Kure, at the Niger State High Court over the administration of their deceased father’s estate.
The plaintiffs, Ibrahim Abdulkadir and Khadijat Abdulkadir, instituted the case on behalf of all the deceased’s heirs following his death intestate in February 2017. Engr. Kure, a former governor of Niger State, died leaving behind six children and a wife.
the plaintiffs contend that after their father died, an official administrator was appointed to distribute his estate per Islamic law. However, they alleged that the defendant (Umar Kure) took possession of assets worth N69.2 million that belonged to the estate and converted them for personal use.
These assets include a Honda Accord car, two trucks, seven tractors and 10 Sharon buses that the late Kure left behind. The plaintiffs claim Umar sold these properties, depriving the administrator and other heirs of inheriting them.
Additionally, the plaintiffs state that after the estate distribution, Umar forcefully took over properties given to them and other heirs valued at N93 million. These include a Toyota Hilux, five tractors, a GMC Jeep and two generators which he has allegedly refused to return despite demands.
Consequently, the plaintiffs are seeking court declarations that the estate was properly shared under Islamic law, and orders directing Umar to account for and return assets of the estate taken by him. They also request perpetual injunction restraining him from further tampering with properties distributed to other heirs.
In his statement on oath, the 1st plaintiff Ibrahim narrated how assets left by their late father were taken over and sold by Umar depriving them of inheritance. He is praying the court to grant the reliefs sought.
The plaintiffs filed the suit through their counsel, Gimba Mohammed Esq. of Summit Chambers, Minna. The court is yet to fix a date for hearing of the suit.