A Review of the Customary Law of Inheritance and Succession amongst the Efik and Qua Communities in Cross River State, Nigeria

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Customary Law embodies customs as
practiced by the people which they regard
as binding on them.1 It is any system of
law different from Common Law and a
Law enacted by legislation, but which is
enforceable and binding within Nigeria as
between the parties subject to its way.1
This article reviews the Customary Law
theories of inheritance and succession
among the Efik and Qua communities in
Cross River State. To this end, it examines
the various classifications of the
Customary Law of Inheritance and
Succession as applicable to both
communities. Discussions on the rules of
the method of distribution of property in
cases of intestate succession in the
patrilineal and matrilineal societies of Efik
and Qua is analysed. A brief is made of the
choice of applicable Customary Law and
the position of the eldest child. In
conclusion, the work points out the
shortcoming of the Customary law
practices in both communities and also
makes suggestions for reform.

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APA

Kooffreh, B. (2022). A Review of the Customary Law of Inheritance and Succession amongst the Efik and Qua Communities in Cross River State, Nigeria. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/a-review-of-the-customary-law-of-inheritance-and-succession-amongst-the-efik-and-qua-communities-in-cross-river-state-nigeria

MLA 8th

Kooffreh, Bassey "A Review of the Customary Law of Inheritance and Succession amongst the Efik and Qua Communities in Cross River State, Nigeria" Afribary. Afribary, 18 Jun. 2022, https://afribary.com/works/a-review-of-the-customary-law-of-inheritance-and-succession-amongst-the-efik-and-qua-communities-in-cross-river-state-nigeria. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

MLA7

Kooffreh, Bassey . "A Review of the Customary Law of Inheritance and Succession amongst the Efik and Qua Communities in Cross River State, Nigeria". Afribary, Afribary, 18 Jun. 2022. Web. 30 Jun. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/a-review-of-the-customary-law-of-inheritance-and-succession-amongst-the-efik-and-qua-communities-in-cross-river-state-nigeria >.

Chicago

Kooffreh, Bassey . "A Review of the Customary Law of Inheritance and Succession amongst the Efik and Qua Communities in Cross River State, Nigeria" Afribary (2022). Accessed June 30, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/a-review-of-the-customary-law-of-inheritance-and-succession-amongst-the-efik-and-qua-communities-in-cross-river-state-nigeria