S.S.F. LAWSON DOE AND 3 OTHERS
V.
DAVIDSON KWAME SUNU

(2016) JELR 69824 (HC)    
High Court  ·  SUIT NO. E1/13/2015. ·  1 Dec 2016 ·  Ghana
CORAM
JUSTICE IMORU ZIBLIM HIGH COURT 3 JUDGE
Core Terms Beta
defendant
plaintiffs
court
witness statement
family land
case
defendant's father
conditional appearance
award of costs
cost
discretionary exercise
family lands
statement of defence
affidavit of the defendant
alex d c
alienation of the plaintiffs
ample time
authority of a person
behalf of the defendant
conditional appearance of the defendant
consent of the plaintiffs
court action
cross-examination of the party
defendant's personal land
ex-parte kusi-apea
family property
important preliminary issue
issue of costs
larger family
lawful representatives of the sunu doe
little knowledge
member of the plaintiffs
member of the plaintiffs family
only procedure
parties file witness statements
part of sunu family land
personal property
plaintiffs land
relevant paragraphs of the defendant
said kodzobi lands
said parcel of land
solicitor's fee
such farming activities
superior court
sworn statement
trite learning
unlawful acts
volta region
whole circumstances of this case
witness statements

On the 4th of September, 2014 the plaintiffs, suing as the lawful representatives of the Sunu Doe family of Sokode-Etoe near Ho in the Volta Region prayed this Court for the following reliefs;

a). An Order for declaration that any grant or alienation of the Plaintiffs' family land made by the Defendant is unlawful and same null and void.

b). An Order for perpetual injunction restraining the Defendant, his agents and assigns from dealing with The Plaintiffs land in anyway.

c). Cost including Solicitor's fee."

The plaintiffs sued the defendant who is said to be a member of the plaintiffs’ family. It has been alleged by the Plaintiffs that the defendant even though a member of the plaintiffs family has unilaterally been selling the family land without authorization from the larger family. The defendant, it has been alleged has agents who he has engaged and which agents go about selling the family land. The plaintiffs have used all means to restrain the defendant to no avail and so the pla…

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