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(1982) JELR 69588 (HC)

High Court  •  21 May 1982  •  Ghana



TWUMASI J.: The plaintiff is the widow of the late Kobina Kakraba of New Takoradi. Their marriage was blessed with seven children, five of them surviving the said Kobina Kakraba. The defendant is the customary successor of the late Kobina Kakraba. The plaintiff has brought this action against the defendant claiming:

(a) a declaration that house No. 40/1, Lower Town, New Takoradi is the joint property of the late Kobina Kakraba and the plaintiff or in the alternative a declaration that the plaintiff and her surviving children under the said marriage are entitled to the occupation and exclusive possession of house No. 40/1 aforesaid;

(b) An account of all rents received by the defendant from tenants of house No. 40/1 from September 1974 to the date of judgment; and

(c) The refund of the plaintiff’s ¢1,000 which was in the custody of the late Kobina Kakraba but now with the defendant who has refused to pay same despite repeated demands.

The plaintiff’s claim for a joint ownership of house No…

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