A Kumasi District Court, presided over by Mr. Alfred Kwabena Asiedu, has halted moves by a businessman to eject his own cousins from a property at the Adum in Kumasi.
Joseph Collinwood Williams, was also slapped with GHȼ5,000.00 in costs.
He had gone to court, claiming that the defendants were squatters and illegally sitting in a property, which belonged to him.
Again, he argued that the said building had become dilapidated and that the city authorities had posted a notice to level it to prevent any disaster from happening.
He was therefore in court seeking an order to evict the occupants.
The defendants, led by Kwaku Boakye,however discounted his claim, insisting that the property belonged to their deceased father, Joseph Kwaku Boakye, who willed it to them.
The court after careful examination of the evidence before it ruled in favour of the defendants, ordering that they were allowed peaceful occupation of the house and awarded cost against the plaintiff.
Dissatisfied with the ruling, Williams has filed a new motion on his behalf and his siblings, Mrs. Lilian Lisk, Ivor Collinwood Williams, Mrs. Olive OseiAssibey, Richard Ferguson Whyte and Samuel Whyteat a Kumasi High Court against the defendants.
The motion was filed on September 6, 2016.
The plaintiffs averred in their statement of claimthat the said house belonged to their late mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Appiah, alias“AdwoaKonadu”, and that she bequeathed the property to them.
They are seeking a declaration by the court that the said house is their bonafide property and an order restraining the defendants, their agents, assigns and others, from interfering with their right of enjoyment of the property.