THE ARTISINAL CANOE FISHERMEN
V.
ADADENTAN STOOL COUNCIL AND OTHERS

(2014) JELR 65649 (CA)    
Court of Appeal  ·  SUIT NO.H1/69/2014 ·  24 Jul 2014 ·  Ghana
CORAM
OWUSU M J.A (PRESIDING) ,ADUAMA OSEI J.A ,SOWAH (MRS.) J.A
Core Terms Beta
association
chief fisherman of the plaintiff
court
election
second defendant
2ns defendant
adadentan stool council
application
appointment
approval of the james town paramount stool
authority of james town chief fisherman
chief fisherman
chief fisherman of plaintiff
chiefs fishermen
defence
defendants
defendants’ counterclaim
directions
due process of the law
family
first defendant
fishing townships
installation
installation of chief fisherman
installation of nii odarlai lamptey
issue
j.a
james town traditional area
james town traditional council
jurisdiction
matter
nomination
order
overall supervision of the nomination
particular accredited royal
particular instance
perpetual injunction
person
plaintiff
plaintiff’s claim
prior consent
procedure
rd
relevant law
relief
royal family of lante quarshie house
statement of claim
tradition
trial

SOWAH, J.A:

STATEMENT OF CLAIM

The plaintiff’s claim jointly and severally against the defendants as follows:

a. An order setting aside the appointment intended installation of Nii Odarlai Lamptey II as the Chief Fisherman of the plaintiff/Association.

b. Perpetual Injunction restraining the 1st, 3rd, 4th and 5th defendants from doing anything to appoint or install any person as the chief fisherman of plaintiff/association without the due process of the law.

c. Any other relief as the court may deem fit.

The defendants’ counterclaim stated in their defence filed on February, 28, 2006 was:

a. That all chief fisherman or sub-chiefs fishermen throughout the fishing townships within the James Town Traditional Area are always nominated, elected and installed from a particular accredited Royal fishing Family, (in the particular instance “the Royal Family of Lante Quarshie House”) and never from any false Association.

b. That the first defendant (The Adadentan Stool Council) is a sub-divisional Stoo…

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