MOHAMMED ALHASSAN
V.
AHMED MUMUNI AND SAMUEL MENSAH-LAMPTEY

(2016) JELR 69571 (CA)    
Court of Appeal  ·  CIVIL APPEAL NO: H1/69/2016 ·  21 Jul 2016 ·  Ghana
CORAM
KUSI-APPIAH JA (PRESIDING), ADUAMA OSEI JA, KWOFIE JA
Core Terms Beta
appellant
respondent
trial court
counsel
judgment
property
judgment of the trial court
trial judge
appellate court
possession of the property
sale agreement
findings of fact
judgment of the circuit court
mr. ahmed mumuni
present case
sum of ȼ37,500,000.00
view of counsel
appeal court
appellate courts
decision of the trial court
possession of the disputed property
support of this ground
trial court’s determination
weight of the evidence
appeal record
appellant expresses disagreement
circuit court
compelling evidence
counsel draws attention
date of the exhibit
disputed land
exhibit c
exhibit c.
matter of fact
notice of appeal
occupation of the property
pursuance of the duties of that office
record shows
said sum
satisfactory determination of the case
statement of claim
strength of a judgment of the circuit court
substantive grounds
testimonies of the appellant
time of the purchase
volume of the record of appeal

ADUAMA OSEI

In this judgment, the Plaintiff/Respondent is referred to as “the Respondent” and the 1st Defendant/Appellant is referred to as “the Appellant”. The 2nd Defendant will continue to be referred to as 2nd Defendant.

According to the statement of claim that accompanied the writ of summons in this suit, the Respondent purchased the disputed land together with the structures thereon from the 2nd Defendant some time in 2007. The structures on the land at the time of the purchase were a 3-room sandcrete building and a 3-room wooden structure. The Respondent says that before he purchased the property, he did due diligence in respect of it and satisfied himself that the land belonged to the 2nd Defendant, that it had been plotted in his name, and that there was no adverse claim in respect of it.

The Respondent also says after the purchase, he took possession of the property and started re-developing the same. He removed the wooden structure and also demolished part of the sandcrete str…

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