CECILIA AKOSUA TETTEY & 3 ORS
V.
CEPHAS KOFI TETTEY (DECD)

(2005) JELR 69755 (CA)    
Court of Appeal  ·  CIVIL APPEAL NO. 279/2004 ·  10 Nov 2005 ·  Ghana
CORAM
AKAMBA J.A. (Presiding), ASIAMAH J.A., KUSI-APPIAH J.A.
Core Terms Beta
defendants
plaintiffs
trial judge
afli tettey
learned trial judge
letters of administration
practice note
trial court
affidavit of interest
akpafu adorkor house
high court
akpafu adorkor
appellate court
record of appeal
said properties
late father
judgment of the court
learned judge
notice of appeal
alleged observations
best means
case of s.s. honteroom vrs
case of tuakwa vrs
children of the late bonifacious tettey
civil case
conclusions of the trial judge
death of their father
decision of trial court
draw inferences of fact
estate of their deceased father
evidence of agnes akua tettey
father of the plaintiffs
function of the appellate court
further grounds of appeal
grandfather of the defendants
house no. ad
house no.tr
intensive evidence
issue of letters of administration
part of his estate
property of their late father
quo fails
respective witness
result of their own comparisons
sisters of the said bonifacious tettey
support of their contention
trevi hohoe house
trevi hohoe land
view of the fact

KUSI-APPIAH, J.A.

The defendants/appellants hereinafter called the defendants, are the children of the late Bonifacious Tettey who died on 15th January, 1994. Upon the death of their father, the defendants applied for Letters of Administration to administer the estate of their deceased father. But before even the application was granted, the plaintiffs/respondents, referred to here simply as the plaintiffs who are sisters of the said Bonifacious Tettey had put in a caveat against the issue of Letters of Administration on ground that the Trevi Hohoe house included in the inventory by the defendants was not the self acquired property of their late father and that it belonged to the plaintiffs late father, Afli Tettey who died in 1947. Subsequently, the application (for letters of administration) was granted by the High Court, Ho to the defendants, excluding two houses (at Akpafu Adorkor and Trevi Hohoe) which were found to be in dispute.

Prior to the grant, the plaintiffs had issued a wri…

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