S. E. AKROBOTU . . . APPELLANT
V.
AMETAME NORMESHIE . . . RESPONDENTS

JELR 80980 (WACA)    
West Africa Court of Appeal  ·  West Africa [For WACA cases]
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Other Citations
1952 14 WACA 290-291
CORAM
FOSTER-SUTTON, P., COUSSEY, J.A., AND KORSAH, J.
Core Terms Beta
jurisdiction
appeal
evidence
land court
native court
ordinance
order
plaintiff
land
6th may
chiefs
constitution of native courts
council
judgment
land causes
native courts
original defendants
respect of land
state council
subject-matter of the dispute
such area
25th august
assistant district commissioner
awudada of anlo
awudada of anlo state
court of appeal
decision of the native appeal court
evidence of district commissioner of keta
evidence of william james caldow
exercise jurisdiction
favour of the plaintiff
following directions
jurisdiction of the court of first instance
jurisdiction of the said native court
native appeal court
president of the native authority
representative of the said state
respect of the portion of the said judgment
secretary of anlo state council
subsequent evidence

Korsah, J. This suit was instituted in the Native Court “B” of Keta which gave judgment in favour of the plaintiff against the three original defendants, but in favour of the co-defendant against the plaintiff. The three original defendants appealed from the said judgment, and the plaintiff also appealed in “respect of the portion of the said judgment in favour of the co-defendant, to the Native Appeal Court, which allowed both appeals, on the ground that “the Native Court ‘B’ of Keta had no jurisdiction to entertain the suit; Vui where the land, subject-matter of dispute is situated, is .not within the jurisdiction of the said Native Court’ B” . On appeal to the Land Court, the decision of the Native Appeal Court was upheld and the appeal was therefore dismissed, This appeal is therefore solely on the question whether the said Native Court “B” has jurisdiction in the matter.

The appeal first came before this Court in February, 1952, when it was held that in view of the fact that the j…

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