VERONICA OPOKU (SUING PER HER LAWFUL ATTORNEY MS. DOROTHY POKU)
V.
MARY LARTEY

(2018) JELR 65710 (SC)    
Supreme Court  ·  CIVIL MOTION NO. J4/14/2016 ·  24 Jan 2018 ·  Ghana
CORAM
ADINYIRA JSC (PRESIDING), DOTSE JSC, BAFFOE-BONNIE JSC, GBADEGBE JSC ,AKOTO-BAMFO JSC
Core Terms Beta
defendant
plaintiff
issue
house
richard
court of appeal
property
claim
high court
justice of the supreme court
learned judge
doris lolonyo hotse
richard peprah
aunty efe
notice of appeal
trial judge
appellate court
decision of the high court
disputed house
documents of title
lower courts
mrs. iris peprah
perpetual injunction
subject matter of this suit
accra ghana
appellate courts
behest of her elder sister
concurrent findings
documentary evidence
elder sister
face of a crucial documentary evidence
fact of the house
favour of the plaintiff
high court judge
learned trial judge suo motu
lower appellate court
miscarriage of justice
mrs. iris c. peprah
purchase of the disputed property
re okine
statement of claim
trial court
trust of the plaintiff
unanimous decision
v. akoto-bamfo
weight of evidence
weight of the evidence

JUDGEMENT

AKOTO-BAMFO, JSC:

On the 5th of February 2015, the Court of Appeal, in a unanimous decision, dismissed an appeal lodged against the decision of the High Court entered in favour of the Plaintiff/Respondent/Respondent.

The defendant/appellant/appellant promptly registered her protest against the decision by filing a Notice of Appeal consisting of 6 grounds.

For the ease of reference, the parties shall, hereafter simply be referred to as plaintiff and defendant.

Briefly, the events which culminated into the present proceedings, run as follows:

Richard Peprah (deceased) was one of the plaintiff’s (Veronica Opoku) children. They both resided in the U.S.A. In 1984, Richard was involved in a ghastly motor accident which left him with serious permanent injuries; (and now, this is where the divergence begins)

According to the mother, she subsequently travelled to Accra Ghana in the year 2000 and purchased the House in issue, No C48/22. Abofu, Accra from one Doris Lolonyo Hotse; the transact…

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