NEEQUAYE (DECD), IN RE; ARMA AND ANOTHER
V.
ANNA

(1988) JELR 63791 (HC)    
High Court  ·  23 Jun 1988 ·  Ghana
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Other Citations
[1991] 1 GLR 496
CORAM
ARYEE AG. J.
Core Terms Beta
p.n.d.c.l.
section
court
applicants
application
respondent
counsel
customary marriage
widow
customary wife
gladys oboshie annan
intention of the legislature
bye-laws of district councils
electricity corporation of ghana
letters of administration
order
p.n.d.c.l
provisions
unco-operative attitude
administration of estates act
administrative expenses
administrators of the estate of james kotey neequaye
administratrix of the deceased
administratrix-respondent’s alleged marriage
basis of this application
behalf of alfred nii teiko armah
contention of the applicants
diana adei neequaye
district council
district councils
earlier letters of administration
efforts of the administrators
funeral expenses
grant of letters of administration
husband’s entitlement
intestate succession law
letter of authority
main question
only way
paragraphs
position of gladys oboshie annan
present application
present position
provisions of the intestate succession law
respondent’s marriage
stumbling block
support of their application
testamentary expenses
third administratrix
way of administration

EMELIA ARYEE AG. J.: This is an application for and on behalf of Alfred Nii Teiko Armah and Diana Adei Neequaye, two of the three administrators of the estate of James Kotey Neequaye (deceased) praying this court for an order granting permission to the applicants herein, to present the earlier letters of administration issued to them by the court on 17 September 1987 to the Electricity Corporation of Ghana for payment of the intestate’s benefits to them, thus leaving behind the third administratrix, Gladys Oboshie Annan, the widow, who was later joined as co-administratrix of the deceased’s estate. The basis of this application is that the court which granted the letters of administration has power to revoke it.

It is the contention of the applicants that the co-administratrix, the customary wife of the intestate, is by her unco-operative attitude, trying to thwart the efforts of the administrators in the administration of the estate. As a result, nothing has been done by way of admini…

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