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Family in chaos over deceased Properties’ sharing

Confusion has continued to unsettle the family of Owojowo Benjamin in Isoko South Local Government Area of Delta State over properties’ sharing. It was gathered that Owojowo’s family are currently in disarray over the sharing of their late brother’s inheritance barely seven days after completion of the burial rites.

Sources alleged that some members of the family who were not satisfied with the authenticity of the will left behind by the deceased have threatened to file a lawsuit against his wife, contesting the validity of the will in which their interest was fully accommodated.

It was further gathered that the man before his death had worked in a contracting Oil firm , Suffered from a long time ailment before he died, leaving nine children whom he had from three different women including his legal wife who was also alleged to have been laying claims to the husband’s properties without due consideration to the wellbeing of the other children.

But a family member, Steve Akpokona who spoke to Journalists in the area said that the woman’s protest was not only based on her being a legal wife and on the fact that the huge sums of money she stated to have borrowed during the husband’s treatment though not attested in the will should be cleared with the money gotten from the sales of the land including other benefits accruing to the husband.

Mrs. Rebecca Owojowo, the legal wife of the deceased who spoke to Journalists in the area said” the family members are arm twisting me on my right, I will not stop, I must fight for my rights, they are jokers, I took care of my late husband, they are trying to sideline me ”

Meanwhile, the eldest son of the deceased, Henry Owojowo, however, appealed to elders in the family to wade into the crisis, adding that the crisis had brought Shame to the family as they are seen struggling for their late brother’s inheritance.

Credit: Leadership

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