(MENAFN - Arab News) A general court in Jeddah has ordered a Saudi man to return the property of his father, a Yemeni national.
The court found that the Saudi man, who had obtained citizenship through his mother, had illegally taken over the business of his father who had registered it under his son's name to comply with the Kingdom's laws.
The court ordered that the company be sold at a public auction and the money given to the Yemeni.
"After some years, the son rejected the father's ownership of the property with the support of his brothers," a local news website said in a report
The defendant said he had the support of his brothers that the business belonged to him.
The father then lodged a case against his son and swore that the firm belonged to him
The judge issued a verdict in favor of the father
The son said he would launch an appeal.
Several Saudis criticized the Saudi man for trying to take over his father's property unfairly with the support of his brothers
They praised the court for delivering justice to the Yemeni father
They urged the authorities to nullify the Saudi citizenship of the sons for their un-Islamic behavior.