(1972) JELR 63615 (CA)    
Court of Appeal  ·  31 Jul 1972 ·  Ghana
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[1972] 2 GLR 414
Core Terms Beta
korle priest
learned judge
notice of appeal
good faith
plaintiff’s vendor
late e. b. okai
area of land
civil cases
consideration of the sum
dimensions of the land
evidence shows
otupai stool
plaintiff’s occupation
plots of land
power of attorney
acts of ownership
actual circumstances of this case
adolphus emmanuel cogo naih of accra
aspect of the case
common boundary
consideration of this case
construction of the building
correctness of the judge
demerits of the contentions
evidence of the said sale
following words
golightly title
good title
help of the chief lands officer
learned trial judge
mr. foud zagloul
mr. henry golightly
piece of land
plaintiff’s counsel
plan of the land
root of title dating
said lease
serious issue
site plan
subject-matter of the present suit
such kindred science
support of the said application
various grounds
vendor’s land

APALOO J.S.C.: On 19 February 1957, a man called Adolphus Emmanuel Cogo Naih of Accra, conveyed to the plaintiff, a piece of land said to be situate at Farnofah, North Adabraka, Accra, in consideration of the sum of £G400 or ¢800.00. That land was said to be bounded on the north by the property of a Mr. R. B. Okai on the south by the vendor’s land on the east and west by Kwame Nkrumah Road and Nsawam Road respectively. To the deed was attached a site plan which gives the dimensions of the land as 200 feet on the north and south and 50 feet on the east and west respectively. It is this land that is the subject-matter of the present suit.

Just over a year later, the self-same vendor, again by deed, conveyed to the plaintiff an area just south of the land conveyed by the 1957 document for a like estate in consideration of a further sum of £G400. The result of these two assurances, was that the plaintiff became seised of an area of land measuring 200 feet on the north and south and 100 fee…

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