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GHANATTA
V.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF NICHIREN SHOSHU SOKAGAKKAI OF GHANA

(1994) JELR 69478 (CA)    
Court of Appeal  ·  28 Jul 1994 ·  Ghana
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Other Citations
[1993-94] 1 GLR 316
CORAM
OFORI-BOATENG JA, ADJABENG JA, LUTTERODT JA

Ratio Decidendi

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court
jurisdiction
respondents
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high court
counsel
issue of jurisdiction
land
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first appellant
land title registration law
religious body
first defendant-appellant
grounds
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writ of summons
breakaway group
declaration of registration district
interlocutory appeal
national commission
order of perpetual injunction
registration
said law
second defendant
adjabeng ja
appellant’s arguments
behalf of the applicant
bench of the soka gakkai organisation
cases of title
declaration of title of plots
entered appearance
following reliefs
further view
grounds of appeal
interim injunctions
jurisdiction of the courts
name nichiren shoshu of ghana
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original owners of the land
plaintiff-respondents
recent supreme court decision
recovery of possession of the disputed property
said body
such ground
support of his claim
supreme court case
trial court
virtue of section

ADJABENG JA

On 14th October 1992 the plaintiff-respondents (hereinafter referred to as the respondents) took action against the first defendant-appellant (hereinafter referred to as the appellant) and one other at the High Court, Accra. The respondents by their writ of summons claimed the following reliefs:

(1). “A declaration of title of plots No 86 and 87 Amissa Gon, Dansoman, Accra together with all the buildings thereon and on which the kaikan (center for worship) of the plaintiff is situated.
(2). Recovery of possession of the disputed property.
(3). Recall and cancellation of any documents affecting the land, prepared by the second defendant purporting to vest the property in the first defendant or any other person or persons.
(4). An order of perpetual injunction restraining the first defendant, his agents, servants, workmen or assigns or any associations or bodies formed by him from in any way interfering with the property in dispute.”

In a statement of claim subsequently filed b…

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