The aim and objective of this work is to help draw the attention of the general public to the recurrent challenges associated with the distribution of the estate of a deceased under the various customary law in Nigeria.
The manner in which the distribution of such property is affected under both the English law and under customary law, its effects and injustice experienced by the children, wives and families in the course of allotment of such property and considering. Whether the deceased spelt out the way he wants his estate to be distributed or not. It is pertinent however to not. It is pertinent however to note that often times the issue of adhering strictly to content of a will or to a particular mode of distribution even when the justice of the case requires otherwise has led to an endless list of family petitions to the court for directions,