ROLAND BURNS-BLISSETT
V.
ELIZABETH ANNAN

(2004) JELR 65744 (CA)    
Court of Appeal  ·  CIVIL APPEAL NO. 83/98 ·  4 May 2004 ·  Ghana
CORAM
OMARI SASU J.A. [PRESIDING], ASARE-KORANG J.A., ANINAKWAH J.A..
Core Terms Beta
respondent
trial judge
nyaa ekua
evidence
house no. ms.1
learned trial judge
family property
madam ekua duku
appeal
house
members of her family
learned judge
appellate court
arthur roland blissett
atta buadee
house no. tb
counterclaim of the defendant
findings of fact
statement of defence
conclusions of law
declaration of ownership of house no. ms1
default judgment
efua nyaa
following grounds of appeal
francis burns-blissett
funeral rites of madam ekua duku
gold coast
henry francis burns blissett
house no.ms
house no. tb38
houses no. tb
joint efforts of ebusuapanyin atta boadi
judgment of the circuit court
late francis burns-blissett
learned circuit judge
madam ekua doku
nature of the burden
numbered ms.
only evidence
own resources
said nyaa ekua
state insurance company
story of the appellant
sufficient evidence
support of his judgment
volta river authority
widow madam ekua duku

ASARE KORANG J.A.:

This is an appeal against the judgment of the Circuit Court, Tarkwa dated 24th February, 1997 wherein the learned Circuit judge entered judgment in favour of the plaintiff/respondent [hereinafter described as the Respondent], on his claim and dismissed the counterclaim of the Defendant/Appellant [hereinafter called the Appellant].

In the court below, the respondent sued for himself and the children of the late Henry Francis Burns-Blisseth for a declaration of ownership of House No. MS1 situate on main street Tarkwa, possession thereof and perpetual injunction.

In her Statement of Defence, the appellant counterclaimed against the Respondent for a declaration that the house in dispute is family property belonging to the Appellant's family.

In his statement of claim as amended, the Respondent averred that his grandfather was one Francis Burns-Blissett, a Sierra Leonean national who came to the then Gold Coast, now Ghana and worked with the Gold Coast Railway Corporation.

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