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Can A Person Subject To Islamic Law Make A Will In Nigeria?: Ajibaiye V Ajibaiye And Mr. Dadem’S Wild Goose Chase, Abdulmumini A. Oba Jan 2008

Can A Person Subject To Islamic Law Make A Will In Nigeria?: Ajibaiye V Ajibaiye And Mr. Dadem’S Wild Goose Chase, Abdulmumini A. Oba

Abdulmumini A Oba

Subsequent to the controversial case of Yunusa v Adesubokan (1971) where Supreme Court which held that a Muslim can make will under the Wills Act even if the terms of the will are inconsistent with inheritance laws under Islamic law, the Wills Act and the various State Wills Laws were amended by making them subject to Islamic law and customary law. While the amendments have been upheld severally by the Supreme Court in relation to customary law, the Court of Appeal case of Ajibaiye v Ajibaiye (2007) is the first reported case in relation to Islamic law. Mr. Dadem in ...