Property tussle: Late Kogi monarch’s children drag ex-NASS clerk to court

The descendants of late Ohinoyi of Ebiraland and the Chairman of Ebira Traditional Council from 1956 to 1996, Alhaji Muhammed Sani Omolori, have dragged their brother and former Clerk of the National Assembly, Mohammed Ataba Sani-Omolori, before a Gudu Upper Area Court in Abuja over property tussle.

While Ataba Omolori is a defendant in the suit, the late monarch’s children are the plaintiff.

The said properties worth N7 billion are located in Maitama, Katampe, and Mabushi districts of the Federal Capital Territory.

Ataba, the late monarch’s eldest son was dragged to the court over an allegation that he fraudulently sold off the properties in question.

Consequently, the matter was dragged before an Upper Area court in Gudu, Abuja presided over by a Judge, Ado Mukhtar.

But for the Judge’s absence, the resumed hearing on Wednesday was supposed to be for adoption of Ataba’s preliminary objection and complainant’s reply.

The Judge is said to have resumed his annual vacation.

Counsel representing the plaintiff, Abdullahi Awwal Muhammad, confirmed told Blueprint that the said preliminary objection by the defendant borders on the court jurisdiction to hear the matter.

He nevertheless frowned at an attempt by the defendants to frustrate the proceedings.

Meanwhile, January 30, 2023 has been fixed for adoption of preliminary objection and reply of the same by the plaintiff’s counsel.