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ASIA V. AYEDUVOR AND ANOTHER

(1987) JELR 68003 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  19 Apr 1987  •  Ghana

Coram
ABBAN JA,OSEI-HWERE JA,WUAKU J.A.

Judgement

OSEI-HWERE J.A.: Osei-Hwere J.A. (giving the first judgment at the invitation of Abban J.A.). Of the actors who teamed up to launch this action and sustain it the first plaintiff and the, second plaintiff are father and son respectively, whilst the second plaintiff witness is the father of the first plaintiff. The first plaintiff witness is not altogether out of the family circle as his father’s uncle is the second plaintiff witness. The central actors were of course the second plaintiff witness and his son, the first plaintiff. The object of the lawsuit was to recover house No. AC/8, Ahamansu, Volta Region. This house was, indisputably, put up by the second plaintiff witness on land acquired for himself from the chief of Ahamansu.

Sometime in March 1974 the second plaintiff witness sold the house to the defendant, a Kotokoli woman resident at Ahamansu, for ¢1,080. The sale was covered by a document, exhibit 1, in which the second plaintiff witness declared himself the bona fide owner.…

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