THE REPUBLIC
V.
THE ADA TRADITIONAL COUNCIL AND SAMUEL ATTEH AGGUDEY

(2017) JELR 65771 (CA)    
Court of Appeal  ·  SUIT NO. H1/151/17 ·  7 Dec 2017 ·  Ghana
CORAM
ADUAMA OSEI J.A. (PRESIDING), WELBOURNE (MRS) J.A., KWOFIE JA
Core Terms Beta
ada traditional council
high court
jurisdiction
judicial committee of the ada traditional council
arbitral award
award
trial judge
counsel
judicial committee
traditional council
adr act
judicial review
trial court
interested parties
court of appeal
high courts
lack of jurisdiction
lower courts
mankralo of the ada state
record of appeal
supervisory jurisdiction of the high court
ay act
binding decision of the court of appeal
binding nature of the award
breach of the rules of natural justice
decision of the high court
decision of the high court accra
delivery of the arbitral award
due service of this order
first service of the order
forbidden fruit
grant of the respondents application
high court tema
important point
issue of arbitral award
learned judge
mankralo stool of ada
maters of chieftaincy
matters of chieftaincy
parties appellants
part of ada traditional council
question of law
set aside
superior courts
traditional area
want of jurisdiction

WELBOURNE (MRS), J.A.

In this judgment, the 1st Respondent/Appellant is the Ada Traditional Council. The 2nd Respondent/Appellant is Samuel Attah Aggudey. The 1st Applicant/Respondent is Patrick Aggudey, the 2nd Applicant/Respondent is Emmanuel Tetteh Aggudey and the 3rd Applicant/Respondent is Narh Numoda Obinchere. We also have Interested Parties Appellants as Numo Oklu Aggudey and Wallace Tetteh Kofi Agguddey.

This appeal arises from the decision of the High Court Accra dated 26th January, 2017, (Human Rights Division), following the grant of the Respondents application for judicial review.

Brief facts

The parties to this dispute, following a long standing dispute as to who should be the proper person to ascend the Mankralo Stool of Ada, the 1st Respondent and the 2nd Appellant hereto, representing their respective gates, submitted to Arbitration to finally resolve the matter. After participating in the said Arbitration, an award was delivered on the 29th of March, 2012.

The Arbitral aw…

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