HANNAH BUCKMAN, SUSAN AMOAH, EDWARD DJAN AMOAH AND MATHEW KOFI SAGOE
V.
PATRICK ANKUMAYI AND GYIMIAMAH ANKUMAYI

(2012) JELR 69568 (CA)    
Court of Appeal  ·  SUIT NO: H1/66/2012 ·  11 Jun 2012 ·  Ghana
CORAM
J. B. AKAMBA J.A. [PRESIDING], K. A. ACQUAYE J. A., A. M. DORDZIE (MRS) J. A.
Core Terms Beta
plaintiffs
appellants
kojo amoah
defendants
late kojo amoah
trial judge
trial court
north kaneshie
disputed house
appeal
life time
weight of evidence
said house
decision of the trial court
family members
grounds of appeal
house no. b
nuncupative will
cross examination
late mother of the plaintiffs
dead persons
essential requirements
first ground of appeal
further grounds of appeal
grounds of appeal fail
late mother
receipt of the record of proceedings
accra high court
administratixes of the said estate
administrators of the late kojo amoah
adopted children of kojo armah
bundle of rights
case of tanor
case of tuakwa v bosom
customary successor of kojo amoah
demise of kojo amoah
directives of the late kojo armah
father kojo bronyah
following manner
life time kojo amoah
lived house no. b.
pw1 comfort amoah
respondents case
suit issues
uterine sister of the late kojo amoah

JUDGMENT

K. A. ACQUAYE, J. A

This is an appeal against the judgment delivered on 18th June 2011 by an Accra High Court against the defendants/appellants.

The plaintiffs issued a writ of summons claiming against the four administrators of the late Kojo Amoah.

a) A declaration that the late Kojo Amoah in his life time told the plaintiffs and his family both immediate and extended that in appreciation of the financial assistance towards the putting up of House No. B 455/21, North Kaneshie by the late mother of the plaintiffs, the said house should be given to them.

b) An order directed at the defendants to vest House No. B 445/21 in the plaintiffs in accordance with the wishes and directives of the late Kojo Armah.

The plaintiffs/respondents case was that their late mother was the uterine sister of the late Kojo Amoah. Their mother died when they were young and Kojo Amoah adopted and took them to live with his wife and children in Accra. He looked after them as his children and when he could n…

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