(2018) JELR 108728 (HC)    
High Court  ·  SUIT NO. FAL/755/13 ·  13 Nov 2018 ·  Ghana


The facts of this case are that on 18th February 1974, Akweinas Farms and Company acquired,  for agricultural purposes, a lease of a large tract of land from Nii Kwaku Fosu II, Ablekuma  Mantse. The said lease was registered at the Deeds Registry and indexed as No 1383/76.  

Subsequently, by a Memorandum of Understanding dated 20th May 2005 made between  Akweinas Farms and Company and Nii Larbi Mensah, Ablekuma Mantse and Atofotse of  Sempe Stool (a.k.a) Adjin Tetteh), the parties agreed to vary the use of the land from  agricultural to residential purposes for the unexpired residue of the head lease.  

By a Deed of Assignment dated 22nd June 2005, Akweinas Farms and Company purported to  assign a section of the land it acquired from the Ablekuma Stool to the Plaintiff, Pro-Uma  Tanko. The Plaintiff claimed that prior to the variation of the land use from agricultural to  residential purposes, he had already taken possession of the land that he acquired from  Akweinas Farms …

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