By John Agom
In Port Harcourt, Rivers state, Onari Duke, the wife of Donald Duke, a former governor of Cross River state (1999–2007), has been forbidden from managing, maintaining, and supervising a property at Elakahia Housing Estate. CONVERSEER reports.
On January 25, 2018, a magistrate court in the Port Harcourt Magisterial District transferred the land to Onari Duke’s older sister, Mrs Pele Bobmanuel Kent.
The court has charged Mrs Kent to be the “Administrator of her late mother’s Estate… that (she is) the only person legally authorised to administer, rent or lease the above Estate”
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If this notice is not followed, Mrs Kent’s attorney, C.W. Omeke & Co. of Increase Associates, based at No. 4 Celila Plaza, Rukpokwu, Port Harcourt, has threatened to file a lawsuit.
Omeke said, “Failure to adhere to this notice shall leave us with no alternative than to institute a legal action or action(s) against whoever that will defer from this notice by facing the legal consequence as ascribed by Law”.
CONVERSEER further gathered that, Onari Duke’s late mother left the disputed property to her son, Anthony Karibi Bobmanuel, who is Onari Duke’s younger brother. Duke’s younger brother passed away, leaving behind a wife and a child who hasn’t received any inheritance money in the three years since his father’s passing.