ABABIO II
V.
BOSO TRADITIONAL COUNCIL

(1978) JELR 63534 (HC)    
High Court  ·  26 Apr 1978 ·  Ghana
CORAM
AMUA SEKYI J.
Core Terms Beta
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constitution
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matter
defendants
jurisdiction of the high court
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original jurisdiction
courts ordinance
boso traditional council
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district court
local government bulletin no.
appellate jurisdiction of the high court
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courts decree
kyidomhene of the boso traditional area
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cape coast
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civil jurisdiction of the high court
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hayfron-benjamin j.
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inferior courts
judicial notice of an entry
judicial powers
order of injunction
order of prohibition
power of inquiry
privy council
provision of the decree
subject-matter of the dispute
such restrictions
supervisory jurisdiction of the high court
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weight of judicial opinion
west african court of appeal
whole of these criminal proceedings

JUDGMENT

AMUA SEKYI J.

The plaintiff, Nana Addo Ababio II, claims to be the Kyidomhene of the Boso Traditional Area. According to him, as Kyidomhene he is entitled to certain sums of money which from time to time the government makes available to the Boso Traditional Council as allowance for the Kyidomhene. These sums, says the plaintiff, have not been paid to him. He has therefore brought this action for the court to determine how much is due to him as Kyidomhene and for the payment of the allowance with effect from April 1969. In support of his claim to be the Kyidomhene, the plaintiff has asked the court to take judicial notice of an entry in the Local Government Bulletin No. 32 dated 3 September 1976 which accorded him recognition as the Kyidomhene of the Boso Traditional Area.

The defendants resist the claim of the plaintiff on two grounds: first, the plaintiff’s action is a cause or matter affecting chieftaincy over which the High Court has no original jurisdiction; secondly, entri…

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