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(1966) JELR 67901 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  27 Jun 1966  •  Ghana



SIRIBOE J.S.C.: This is an appeal from the judgment of Prempeh J. (as he then was) sitting in the High Court, Accra, in exercise of its appellate jurisdiction from a judgment of the West Akim Abuakwa Local Court, Division 2. For the sake of the sake of convenience the parties will hereafter be referred to simply as the plaintiff and defendant respectively.

The plaintiff’s claims before the local court were for: (a) £G100 damages for trespass to a piece of land with cocoa thereon situate at a place called Krodua; (b) an order for account during the 1961-62 cocoa season and (c) ejectment of the defendant, his workmen, agents or servants from the said land.

The facts of the case about which there appears to be very little controversy are these: about 30 years before the date of the trial of this action, one Kwame Adu, an uncle of the plaintiff, acquired from the then Odikro of Krodua called Kwabena Nketia, a piece of land for the purpose of cultivating a cocoa farm. The agreement reached …

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