The plaintiff on 14 June 1982 issued his writ claiming to be a lawful son and the person entitled to the estate of James Tetteh Odonkor (deceased) and as such to have a grant of administration of the estate of the deceased and to have the letters of administration wrongfully granted to the defendants on 31 March 1982, revoked or declared null and void.
The plaintiff then pleaded in his statement of claim that in or about 1978, the defendants applied for letters of administration in respect of the estate of late James Tetteh Odonkor, that the plaintiff filed a caveat against the said application; that on 28 July 1980 the High Court ordered that in the event of a disagreement as to who was entitled to a grant of letters of administration the defendants were to issue a writ to determine who was entitled to be granted the said letters of administration. He then proceeded in paragraph 3 to state as follows:
“3. Far from issuing the writ in terms of that solemn High Court order the…