Press release

Administrator on September 5, 2021

CLC resolves 20 yrs inheritance Case

The Community Law center department of the Jigawa Justice Sector and Law Reform Commission has resolved a case of denial of inheritance that lasted for 20 years in jama’ar Malam Hassan village of Yankwashi Local Government Area of Jigawa State.
The deceased family Yusufa M Habu, saminu M habu, ilyasu m habu and their mother Halima M Habu complained that their farmland which was left behind by her late husband has been held by his brother Ibrahim Muhammad who refused to release it to her and the children.She added that several efforts were made to get the farmland back but he refused over the years.
The complaint was made to the Commission where its legal officers tried to mediate parties which the trustee of the farmlamd refused and took the matter to court. The case was heard before the Sharia Court in Garin Gudunya, where a judgement was made in favour of the deceased family. The Court directed Ibrahim Muhammad to return the farmland back to the deceased family.
Zainab Baba santali
Public Relations Officer Jigawa state ministry of Justice.
4th September 2021

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