KWOFIE
V.
KAKRABA

(1966) JELR 65496 (HC)    
High Court  ·  8 Mar 1966 ·  Ghana
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[1966] GLR 229
CORAM
ARCHER J.
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land registry
land registry act
plaintiff’s land
appellate court
meaning of registration of conveyances
local court magistrate
high court
record of appeal
main features of that act
document exhibit b
dr. de graft-johnson
court
asiedu-offei1
second case
west african court of appeal
representative of the plaintiff
case of osei v
provisions of this part of this act
above reasons
native court
first ground of appeal
investigation of title
view of this current law
plaintiff
archer j.
representative
general damages
lands registry
title
reception of inadmissible evidence
face of the records
evidence
registrar
provision
parties
native court null
land registry ordinance5
only person
different grantors
land
grantor
instrument
registration
registry
practice
respective grants
deed of conveyance
claim
guineas costs
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ARCHER J.: The plaintiff sued the defendant per her representative (in fact her husband) claiming the sum of £G50 general damages for trespass and £G10 special damages for removing the plaintiff’s four cement pillars on the plaintiff’s land at Akotobinsin. Judgment was entered for the plaintiff.

The defendant has appealed to this court and has argued that the representative of the plaintiff did not give evidence as a representative but testified as if he was the claimant. Counsel relied on the case of Osei v. Asiedu-Offei1 where the appellate court expressed the view that it was not in order when a representative proceeded to give evidence as though he were the plaintiff.

Dr. de Graft-Johnson for the plaintiff has agreed that the record of appeal does not show that the representative gave evidence as a representative. This is evident from the testimony of the representative who throughout gave the impression that he was claiming damages for land of which he was the owner.

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