KOBINA AKROMAH BEDFORD
V.
GEORGE ASIAMAH AND TEMA DEV. CORP. (TDC)

(2015) JELR 65555 (CA)    
Court of Appeal  ·  CIVIL APPEAL NO: H1/201/2012 ·  19 Feb 2015 ·  Ghana
CORAM
VICTOR OFOE JA (PRESIDING), A M. DORDZIE JA, SENYO DZAMEFE JA
Core Terms Beta
plaintiff
father
evidence
declaration of title
father’s death
plaintiff’s claims
recovery of possession of the room
rent card
sufficient evidence
trial judge
ground of appeal
pieces of evidence
trial court
weight of evidence
circuit court
disputed house
evidence act
father’s name
house number am
letter of allocation
supreme court
appellate court
circuit court tema
civil matters
confiscated property
counter claim
cross examination
current situation
decision of the court
legal tenancy of the house
life time
musah baako
nature of his acquisition of the property
owners of the property
plaintiff’s basic claim
purported transfer of legal tenancy
recovery of possession of a room
said c. c. bedford
sitting tenant of the house
support of the claims exhibit c
unknown reasons
writ of summons
wrong evaluation of the evidence

JUDGMENT

A.M DORDZIE JA:

FACTS:

The Plaintiff/appellant herein claims he is the son of one C. C. Bedford (deceased). Until his death the said C. C. Bedford was occupying a room in house Number AM 15 Community 7 Tema as tenant of the 2nd defendant, Tema Development Corporation (TDC). The plaintiff lived with the father in the same house. He maintains that at the father’s death he became the sitting tenant of the house; he continues to pay rent to TDC in his deceased father’s name. Irrespective of that the house had been allocated and sold to the 1st defendant.

By a writ of summons dated 16th September 1996 the appellant herein sued the defendants in the Circuit Court Tema for the following reliefs:

a) A declaration of title to house number AM 15 Community 7 Tema

b) Recovery of possession of the room occupied by the 1st defendant.

c) A declaration that the purported transfer of legal tenancy and sale of the house to the 1st defendant by the 2nd defendant is null and void and of no effect.

d) A …

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