EDWARD WIREDU J.
The plaintiff in this action is the younger brother, customary successor and the head of the immediate family of the late lawyer Abadoo of Cape Coast and the defendant is his lawful widow. The controversy between them is about the ownership of house No. G8/2, Tantri Lane, Cape Coast, and a plot of land situate at Kotokuraba also in Cape Coast.
The declaration sought by the plaintiff in his capacity as the head of the late Abadoo’s family reads as follows:
“A declaration that house No. G8/2, Tantri Lane, Cape Coast, as well as a plot of land at Kotokuraba Road, Cape Coast. are the property of the plaintiff’s family and not the private property of the late barrister D. Myles Abadoo.”
The defendant for her part by her counterclaim claims a declaration:
“(a) That house No. G8/2, Tantri Lane, Cape Coast, as well as the plot at Kotokuraba Road, Cape Coast, were acquired by the individual effort and individual means of the late barrister Abadoo and as such [are] the self-acquired…