MUSSTAFA TETTEY ADDY AND 2 OTHERS
V.
ARMEEN KASSARDJIAN

(2002) JELR 63493 (CA)    
Court of Appeal  ·  CA NO. 99/2000 ·  31 Jan 2002 ·  Ghana
CORAM
BROBBEY J.A. (PRESIDING), ADINYIRA J.A., AMONOO-MONNEY J.A
Core Terms Beta
land
respondent
claim
disputed land
exhibit
greater accra region
appellate tribunal
central region
dispute
trial judge
enquiry numbers
favour of the respondent
inquiry number
lands department
main issue
plaintiff’s case
statement of claim
trial court
academy of african music
additional grounds of appeal
basis of another enquiry
case of the respondent
claim of his grantors
decision of an accra high court
evidence decree
evidence of that ownership
favour of the plaintiff
first appellant
first issue
gomoa nyanyanor
grantors of the plaintiff
important question
lands of the people of amanfro
main reasons
name of the bortianor stool
onus of proof of his title
part of the case of the first appellant
reality of the situation
respondent’s reliefs
respondent’s summons
second defendant
second issue
second point
simple reason
stool lands boundary appeals tribunal
stool lands boundary settlement commission
sufficient evidence
traditional allegiances
trial judge’s own analysis
weight of evidence

BROBBEY, J.A:

This is an appeal from the decision of an Accra High Court in which judgment was given in favour of the plaintiff/respondent, hereinafter referred to as the respondent for short.

The facts that gave rise to the litigation were these; the respondent claimed that he acquired the land in dispute from Gomoa Nyanyanor in 1973 and registered it at the Lands Department as No. 1498/1977. After acquiring the land, he entered into possession by constructing chalets on portions of it. The defendant who shall hereafter be referred to as the first appellant claimed that he acquired the land in dispute from the chief of Kokrobite in or about 1974. He added that on enquiring from the Lands Department, he discovered that the land had been registered in the name of the Bortianor stool. He therefore repurchased the land from the Bortianor stool in order, as he put it in his statement of defense, to hedge his title. When the litigation started, Bortianor stool joined as co-defendant. That st…

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