Ratio DecidendiRatio Decidendi



MOULD
V.
DEVINE

(1962) JELR 69562 (HC)    
High Court  ·  29 Jun 1962 ·  Ghana
 · 
Other Citations
[1962] 1 GLR 533
CORAM
JIAGGE J.

Ratio Decidendi

Core Terms Beta
applicant
water
engineer
house
order
water supply authority
application
premises
a. c. de vine
affidavit
charge
liabilities
mandamus
mr. de vine
order of mandamus
previous owner
public duty
water supply
accra waterworks
action
chief engineer
civil action
counsel
court action
favour of applicant
good cause
house no. a
jiagge j
korle gonno
legal right
mr. a. c. de vine
only authority
order of the court
ordinance
original owner of the house
outstanding bill of the water supply division
owner
performance of a public duty
previous owner mr. de vine
private buildings
private house
public nature
recovery of possession of house no. a.162
respect of the money
said house
support of this application
virtue of a judgment of the court
water pipe
water pipe folio
water supply department


JIAGGE J: This is an application for an order of mandamus to compel the engineer-in-charge, Accra Waterworks to open or cause to be opened or reconnect or cause to be reconnected, water pipe Folio 1823, situate at House No. A 162/3, Sackey Ansah Road, Korle Gonno, Accra.

The affidavit in support of this application states that applicant took an action against Mr. A. C. de Vine for recovery of possession of House No. A.162/3; property in the said house was revested in her by virtue of a judgment of the court dated the 8th November, 1961. The applicant claimed that at the time she built the house in question she caused a water pipe to be connected to it, but that the water had been disconnected at the time of the judgment vesting title in her. She sent ten shillings as a reconnection fee, but the engineer-in-charge refused to reconnect, unless she paid an outstanding bill of £G12 2s. 6d. against Mr. de Vine who had the premises until the declaration of title was made in favour of applica…

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