REV. PAUL AKROFIE
V.
MRS. KATE SERWAA JONAH AND MRS. EMMA DOGOR

(2018) JELR 69864 (HC)    
High Court  ·  SUIT NO: BMISC/33/2016 ·  9 Oct 2018 ·  Ghana
CORAM
JUSTICE KWEKU T. ACKAAH- BOAFO
Core Terms Beta
plaintiff
1st defendant
evidence
defendants
said will
cynthia odei
will of the deceased
madam cynthia odei
opinion of the court
severe dementia
deceased testatrix
main issue
natural child
own child
plaintiff’s case
rev. paul akrofie
right frame of mind
signs of dementia
united states of america
adopted child
claim of the plaintiff
court’s leave
customary law child
deceased bedroom
deceased including shopping
deceased pension
defendants mrs. kate serwah jonah
estate of an aunt
following issues
further evidence
house no.
instance of the 1st defendant
instructions of the deceased
main parties
mr. felix kwabena odei
mrs. emma dogor
mrs. juliana kwatchey johnson
niece of the deceased
own accord
plaintiff’s claim
right person
said major alice oye akrofie
simultaneous presence
sister of the deceased
statement of claim
substance of his evidence
united states

JUDGMENT

i. Introduction:

[1] The good old book, the Holy Bible in Psalm 133 describes brethren living in harmony as wonderful and pleasant, for harmony is as precious as the fragrant anointing oil that was poured over Aaron’s head that ran down his beard and onto the border of his robe/garment. (Reference: Life Application Study Bible). The estate of an aunt who had no natural child of her own is the centerpiece of this litigation. Based on the life worth of the deceased as presented to the Court and taking into consideration her life worth and accomplishments, in the opinion of the Court her life ought to have been celebrated rather than her passing being litigated by first cousins who are the main parties in this suit.

[2] This suit is brought by the Plaintiff, Rev. Paul Akrofie, a Reverend Minister of the Gospel as a result of an alleged fraudulent making of a Last Will and Testament of the late Major Alice Ama Oye Akrofie (deceased) by the Defendants Mrs. Kate Serwah Jonah, a Contra…

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