BOATENG
V.
BOATENG

(1995) JELR 69471 (CA)    
Court of Appeal  ·  12 Apr 1995 ·  Ghana
CORAM
ADJABENG JA, LAMPTEY JA, LUTTERODT JA
Core Terms Beta
evidence
trial judge
dispute
land
yaa donkor
counsel
house
issue
late father
defendant
defendant-respondent
document
said yaa donkor
defendant’s late father
learned trial judge
son j k boateng
appellate court
block house
defendant-respondent’s late father
family property
grounds of appeal
plaintiff-appellant
rejection of this document
said land
trial court
additional grounds
adverse effect
agent of her son
contention of the plaintiff-appellant
counsel’s own words
decision of the court
evidence of pw2
evidence of the defendant-respondent
exhibit ca1
face of this evidence of the plaintiff
failure of the trial judge
first ground
first witness
high court
important question
jonas kofi boateng
original ground
plaintiff’s evidence
portion of the land
rejection of exhibit a
respect of the estate of her late father
respect of the next ground of appeal
support of this claim
supreme court
swish building

ADJABENG JA.

The plaintiff-appellant who is the successor to the defendant-respondent’s late father, Jonas Kofi Boateng, instituted an action at the High Court, Koforidua against the defendant-respondent herein. His claim is for a declaration that house No BT/D7, Koforidua, which the defendant included in the inventory of the letters of administration she obtained in respect of the estate of her late father, was not the self-acquired property of the said deceased but rather family property.

The case put up by the plaintiff was that the land on which the house in dispute was built had been purchased by the deceased’s mother called Yaa Donkor. According to the plaintiff’s evidence, after purchasing the land in dispute, the said Yaa Donkor built a swish building comprising three rooms on a portion of the land and lived therein with her family. She also built a four-room uncompleted structure on the said land; that it was this uncompleted structure which the defendant’s late father with his…

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