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IN RE ARMAH (DECD); ARMAH V. ARMAH

(1991) JELR 68167 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  30 May 1991  •  Ghana

Coram
ESSIEM JA, AMUAH JA, ADJABENG JJA

Judgement

ADJABENG J.

The plaintiff-appellant (hereinafter referred to as the appellant) is the only child of Wallace Amako Cofie Armah who died intestate in Accra on 5 December 1980. The defendant-respondent (hereinafter referred to as the respondent) is the widow of the said deceased and the stepmother of the appellant. The respondent had been married under the Marriage Ordinance, Cap 127 (1951 Rev). on or about 23 June 1986 the appellant applied for letters of administration to administer the estate of his late father. The respondent caveated. As the parties had failed to come to an agreement as to who should be granted the letters of administration, the High Court, Accra acting under Order 60, r 21(2) of the High Court (Civil Procedure) Rules, 1954 (LN 140A), ordered that the appellant should issue a writ of summons for the determination of the issue. He did.

At the trial of the action the court was called upon to determine not only the main issue of who should be granted the letters of admiā€¦

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