WRIGHT
V.
WRIGHT

(1993) JELR 69455 (CA)    
Court of Appeal  ·  6 May 1993 ·  Ghana
CORAM
ESSIEM JA, AMUAH JA, LUTTERODT JA
Core Terms Beta
rate
interest
date of judgment
defendant
order
plaintiff
counsel
forex bureau rate
judgment
suits
sum
action
appeal
executor
hands
instrument
learned trial judge
march
probate
rate of exchange
appropriate cedi rate
award of interest
bank of ghana act
claim
counsel’s contention
criticism of the judgment
current bank rate
date probate
death of the father of the plaintiff-respondent
defendant-appellant
exchange rate
financial market
following year
foreign currency
ghana pound
high court cape coast
interest ought
law
learned judge
legal tender
local currency
next complaint
party
pound
present state of our currency laws
share of his late father
simple interest
such amount
things
uncle

LUTTERODT JA.

After the death of the father of the plaintiff-respondent (I shall hereafter refer to him as the ‘plaintiff’) in 1958, the defendant-appellant, his uncle, gave him two suits as his share of his late father’s property. Unknown to him, his father had, under his will, bequeathed to him four suits and the sum of £G10. When he got to know of this, almost some 30 years later, he instituted an action in the High Court Cape Coast, against the defendant, the executor who was granted probate in 1962 to administer the estate.

In that action the plaintiff sought among other things, (a) an order compelling the defendant as executor and administrator of the estate to pay to the plaintiff the sum of £G10 or its equivalent in cedis in addition to two suits in accordance with the will and (b) interest at the current bank rate on £G10 or its equivalent in cedis from when it became due to the date of judgment.

On 3 March 1992, judgment was given in favour of the plaintiff. The defendant being…

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