The Customary Court of Appeal, Abuja has established and commenced the operation of a Probate Registry for the Court.
This disclosure was made in a letter by the Chief Registrar of the Court dated 8th of March.
In the letter addressed to the Chairman of the NBA Abuja branch, and titled “ESTABLISHMENT AND COMMENCEMENT OF OPERATION IN THE PROBATE REGISTRY CUSTOMARY COURT OF APPEAL, ABUJA”, the Registrar stated that the establishment of the Probate Registry is pursuant to Section 20 (j) (k) and (l) of the FCT Customary Court of Appeal (Decree, 30) 1991.
The Probate Registry is charged with the duty of issuing a grant of probate to a deceased person’s Will.
This grant of probate is the legal instrument which provides the legal basis for the enforcement of the contents of the Will.