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(1989) JELR 65148 (HC)

High Court  •  17 Nov 1989  •  Ghana



LUTTERODT J.: In 1975 one Joseph Mensah, the first plaintiff witness, who is the plaintiff’s father, gave part of his piece of land to the defendant to use as a fitting shop. Three years later, the plaintiff alleges, his father transferred his interest in his property to him absolutely. The plaintiff alleges that despite several verbal and written notices to the defendant requesting him to vacate the land he has flatly refused to do so. When therefore, he also learnt that the defendant had attempted to carve for himself a much bigger piece of land than had been allocated to him, he promptly caused his solicitors to issue this writ claiming, as per the amended statement of claim, the following reliefs:

(a). “A declaration that the plaintiff is the owner of a piece of land situate and lying at Bubuashie containing an area of 0.32 acres measuring 117 feet on both north and south and 1201 feet on both east and west.

(b). ¢1 million general damages for trespass against the defendant.

(c). P…

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