Deceased man's family and wife to face court over properties
Whiles other families are bringing the children and wife of their deceased relative closer, others are busily fighting for properties, which the man left. The Asuyeboa Asakyiri family of the late Leonard Williams Brown, is yet to respond to why they have sack the wife of the late Leonard from her house, over claims she is not entitled to the house. Leonard's widow, Katherine Dzifa Brown has sent her worries to the Kwadaso district court, over the worries of her late husband's family. Dzifa and her three children have been ejected from their house, that they do not have ownership of the house.
Dzifa Katherine and Leonard was been married for almost six years, before the man said goodbye to earth. Leonard was a business oriented man who stopped schooling at tender age and fought for life's glory. Instead of going to school, he went chasing money in the market. He started trading in food crops, at tender age to market women. He will run to the various houses of farmers, took their products and sold it back to the market women. He saw money in that business, and wanted to be a full time worker.
He found a house in Techiman, which was owned by one of his uncles. His uncle owned the uncompleted house, because he was working in Techiman whiles he bought the land to develop the house on. Leonard tried convincing his uncle to give him the house, but the uncle didn't. He changed his strategies towards the house, and the uncle gave him the house to use as a warehouse. Leonard went to the various farms of farmers, took the goods and brought them to the house the uncle gave him. He was able to turn the business into a bigger business in eight years.
Leonard's company is among the several companies that export food products out of Ghana. They export Shea butter, Gari, banana, plantain, coconut, vegetables and other products to countries like South Africa, European Union countries and Canada. The company has been doing great and well, by all standards before Leonard's death last year. He was buried on 9 January 2021, and that burial, arose the tension between the wife and the family. Leonard did leave almost all of his businesses, into the hands of his wife Dzifa, but family thinks Dzifa has tampered with the original will of her late husband.
Even the house which the uncle gave to Leonard when he was struggling to put up his business, was given to Dzifa in the will. That made the family believe that, Leonard will not do such a thing, because the house he knew was not his and cannot claim it in his will. Not to even talk about giving it to the wife. Dzifa and her children gets the company Leonard built, though shareholders owns 45% of that company. The family did not get anything from the company, including Leonard's mother, and sisters.
Leonard only gave GH¢60,000 in monetary value to the mother and sisters to share, but the external family including the uncle who gave his three bedroom apartment to Leonard, did not get anything. This forced the family to eject Dzifa from Leonard's two houses, that they know of. And seized two cars that was in the house too. If all the 55% shares from the company is for the wife, then she should find a place to live with those shares, was the argument of the family. Leonard's mother and sisters, were in support of the family when they pushed the wife out.
The children were not pushed out of the two houses, but as children cannot live with anyone whiles their mother is alive, so they followed their mother when the family pushed her out. The family is sure, there are other houses of Leonard's that they don't know about, and in so doing, the wife should go and take those ones as well as the company. The wife Dzifa was not happy the way the family has been handling her and her husband's properties, and has gone to the Kwadaso district court to seek for justice. The family is yet to honor the court sermons, which was delivered to them on Friday.
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