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ABRAHAM OKAN KLU V. JOSEPH AGYEI LARYEA

(2019) JELR 109742 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  H1/130/2019  •  24 Oct 2019  •  Ghana

Coram
DENNIS ADJEI (JA) (PRESIDING), AVRIL LOVELACE-JOHNSON (JA) AND HENRY KWOFIE (JA)

Judgement

  AVRIL LOVELACE-JOHNSON (JA): 

This is an appeal against the judgment of the Land Division of the High Court dated  8th February 2018 by which the learned trial judge refused to set aside her earlier ruling  of 3rd November 2017 and also declared a portion of the proceedings in this matter a  nullity and further stated that “ the case will have to be started de novo” 

The brief background to this appeal is that the plaintiff/respondent and one other issued  a writ against the defendant/appellant in their capacities as head and elder respectively  of the Klu family of Teshie and Otinbi. Before hearing of the matter could commence,  counsel for the Defendant/appellant raised the issue of the capacity in which the  1st plaintiff/respondent had brought the action as stated in their pleadings. Evidence was  taken on the issue and by a ruling delivered on 3rd November 2017, the court found that  the plaintiff/respondent had the requisite capacity to institute the action. 

It is on record th…

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