HAWA ADAMU
V.
JAFA ADAMS

(2007) JELR 63722 (CA)    
Court of Appeal  ·  CIVIL APPEAL NO. H1/360/05 ·  18 Jun 2007 ·  Ghana
CORAM
KANYOKE J.A. [PRESIDING], KUSI-APPIAH J.A., APALOO J.A
Core Terms Beta
plaintiff
defendant
house
dw1
evidence
exhibit a
trial judge
adamu kusunto
case
trial
learned judge
receipt of purchase
learned trial judge
name of the plaintiff
principle of law
cross-examination
high court
stamp act
strength of his own case
weight of evidence
appellate court
best evidence
exhibits
instant case
material witness
mohammed tailor
plaintiff’s documentary evidence
weakness of the defence
bigger role
care of the defendant
claim of ownership of the house
contention of the plaintiff
dead person
issue of ownership of the house
issues of facts
judgment of the high court
judgment of the trial court
ownership of the said house
promissory note
purchase of the house adamu kusunto
q. antie meri
respective statements of case
respect of exhibit b
said house ad
shaibu rahman
submissions of both counsel
support of her claim
support of his case
titles of the plaintiff
vendor-adamu kusunto

KANYOKE, J.A.

The Plaintiff/Appellant in this case complains of a Judgment of the High Court, Accra, declaring the Defendant/Respondent the owner of H/no. C.444/10, formerly H/No. C.13.13 Kotobabi, Accra. I shall hereafter use the titles of the Plaintiff and the defendant which the parties had at the trial. I may also add that the Plaintiff and the defendant are according to the evidence on the record a sister and a brother respectively.

The pleading and contention of the Plaintiff at the court below was that she purchased the house in question in 1983 from one Adamu Kusunto [deceased] for one hundred and eighty thousand cedis [¢180,000.00]. She was given a receipt of purchase dated 22nd February 1983 by the vendor-Adamu Kusunto. Adamu Kusunto also gave her a Statutory Declaration dated 19th May 1983.

According to the Plaintiff upon purchase of the house Adamu Kusunto took her to the said house ad introduced her to the tenants as the new owner of the house. Thereafter, she entrusted the …

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