(1961) JELR 65559 (HC)    
High Court  ·  31 Jul 1961 ·  Ghana
Core Terms Beta
mr. selby
a. yes
behalf of the defendant
asebu native court
declaration of title
exhibit z
said land
statement of claim
traditional evidence
defendant’s counsel
exhibit a
land court
native court
nature of the grant
owner of the land
plaintiff’s family stool
plaintiff’s occupation
abura state
alleged ownership of the land
area of land
cape coast
clear-cut issue
cursory examination of the plans
evidence shows
first question
kwamin guare
law odoom
material evidence
matter of a plan
mr. ekow selby
names of the owners
plaintiff’s family
possession of the said land
preparation of a plan of the land
respect of that issue
said area of land
said writ
s plan exhibit a
story of the grant
support of his claim
support of the said writ
token of the fact
trial of the case
will of the defendant

ADUMUA-BOSSMAN J.: By the writ of summons which was issued in the Native Court “B” of Abura but transferred to be dealt with in the Land Court, Cape Coast, the plaintiff claimed declaration of title to an area of land designated Edukromelands described by boundaries in the said writ, and also an order of injunction to restrain the defendant, his agents, servants, and workmen, from trespassing on the said land.

By the statement of claim filed in support of the said writ, it was alleged that the said area of land was attached to the plaintiff’s family stool located at Edukrome (or Adukrome) in the Abura state, and that from time immemorial the plaintiff’s family and other inhabitants of Edukrome have been in occupation and possession of the said land, and the family have granted permission to some strangers also who have occupied and are working on portions of the said land; that the defendant when giving evidence in a case between one Kwamin Guare as plaintiff and the plaintiff in this …

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