On entitlement to estate of a deceased father particularly where the child was born outside wedlock and the children of the legitimate wife decide to take a position against the said child born out of wedlock
Once the paternity of a child is acknowledged by the father, that child is automatically entitled to the share of the father’s estate.
It does not matter whether or not the child was born in or out of wedlock, by a side chick or housemaid.
See the most recent decision of the Court of Appeal in
OBI v. BOSAH (2020) ALL FWLR (PART 1046) PAGE 1027 AT 1068 – 1070 or at RATIO 10… See also MOTOH v. MOTOH (2011) ALL FWLR (PT. 584) 73, (2011) 16 NWLR (PT.1274) 474, (2010) LPELR-8643 (CA) at 66 -67 (F-A).
That’s the position of the law on paternity in Nigeria.