CECILIA OSEI OWUSU
V.
AKOSUA MANSAH & JAMES OSEI AKWASI

(2004) JELR 69761 (CA)    
Court of Appeal  ·  HI/155/2004 ·  23 Jul 2004 ·  Ghana
CORAM
P.K. TWUMASI J.A (PRESIDING), A. ASARE KORANG J.A, E.K. PIESARE J.A
Core Terms Beta
plaintiff
1st defendant
trial judge
defendants
court
judgment
evidence
learned trial judge
letters of administration
findings of fact
2nd defendant
customary law
customary marriage
2nd defendants
divorced wife of the deceased
grounds of fraud
higham hill road e176es
main issues
subsistence of the customary marriage
additional grounds of appeal
akuffo-addo vrs cathline
appeal court
appellate court
asare-korang
authority of genfi vrs genfi
bonney vrs bonney
case of the 1st defendant
certified copy of an entry of marriage
circuit court
criminal code
exhibits c
grant of letters of administration
london england
marriage act
only surviving spouse of the deceased
original grounds of appeal
original of the marriage certificate
plaintiff's claim
proof of the marriage
reasoned assessment
respect of the estate of james osei-owusu
said estate
said marriage
statement of claim
statement of defence
status of a married couple
subsequent marriage
trial judge ought
united kingdom
whole tenor of the grounds of appeal

ASARE-KORANG, J.A.

In the court below, the plaintiff/respondent (the plaintiff for short) who said she presently resides at 92 Higham Hill Road E176ES, London England, sued the defendants/appellants (1st and 2nd defendants for short) in the circuit court for

1. An order for the revocation of

2. Letters of Administration granted to the defendants in respect of the estate of James Osei-Owusu (deceased) on grounds of fraud

3. General Damages.

The 1st and 2nd defendants jointly filed a Statement of Defence after entering appearance and counter claimed for:

"(a) A Declaration that 1st Defendant is the only lawful spouse of the said James Osei-Owusu (deceased) and as such the grant of Letters of Administration was lawful

(b) Perpetual injunction restraining the plaintiff, her agents, heirs, workmen, privies, personal representatives from interfering with the Defendants right to administer the said estate. The plaintiff testified that she got married to James Osei-Owusu (deceased) in London on 17th…

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