REPUBLIC
V.
SAGOE II; EX PARTE BAFFO

(1987) JELR 69929 (HC)    
High Court  ·  1 Aug 1987 ·  Ghana
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Other Citations
[1979] GLR 378
[1979] GLR 378-387
CORAM
OSEI-HWERE J.
Core Terms Beta
respondent
applicant
court
mankrado of kwaman
high court
chief of kwaman
counsel
motion
mankrado of agona kwaman
accredited mankrado of agona kwaman
nature of quo warranto
nana kwame sagoe ii
such mankrado
applicant’s counsel
applicant’s head
civil procedure
exhibit a.
nana opaaku yeboah v
administration of justice
agona nyakrom traditional council
akatanase twidan family of kwaman
cape coast
courts act
functions of mankrado of agona kwaman
honourable court
judicial committee of the nyakrom traditional council
parte motion
said judgment
argument of the application
conduct of the applicant
consequence of the said refusal of permission
copy of the said judgment
decision of the bobikuma native tribunal
first paragraph of nana baafo
full knowledge of the implications of that litigation
grant of the motion rests
judicial committee judgment
leave of the court
legal battle
majority decision
military tribunal
notice of this honourable court
order of mandamus
pertinent paragraphs
public institution
respondent’s counsel
respondent’s family
said action
support of the motion
traditional status quo

OSEI-HWERE J.: The applicant moves the court for an injunction in the nature of quo warranto to restrain the respondent, Nana Kwame Sagoe II, from exercising the functions of mankrado of Agona Kwaman; acting as such mankrado or calling himself such mankrado. The motion is backed by an affidavit of very pertinent paragraphs which I quote in extenso hereunder:

“(1) That I was customarily nominated and installed as mankrado of Agona Kwaman some time in March 1975.

(2) That in compliance with custom, a request was made to the chief of Kwaman for permission for me to swear the customary oath of allegiance before him.

(3) That contrary to custom this permission was refused by the chief of Kwaman.

(4) That in consequence of the said refusal of permission for me to swear before the chief, I brought action against the said chief, Nana Opaaku Yeboah V, before the judicial committed of the Agona Nyakrom Traditional Council. (5) That in the said action I claimed a declaration that I was the accred…

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