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DARKO V. AFFRIM AND OTHERS

(1966) JELR 67950 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  17 Jan 1966  •  Ghana

Coram
OLLENNU JSC,AKAINYAH JSC,BRUCE-LYLE J.S.C.

Judgement

OLLENNU J.S.C.: This is an appeal from a judgment of Siriboe J., as he then was, wherein he dismissed a claim by the appellant, hereinafter referred to as the plaintiff, to declaration of title, damages for trespass to and recovery of possession of two pieces or parcels of land situate at Awotrodum, Ahamansu in the Buem-Krachi District.

The plaintiff pleaded that a company of 29 persons including his father contributed money to buy a large area of land and apportioned it among themselves according to their respective contributions; that the two portions of land claimed by him together formed the share given to his father, and the same have devolved upon him as successor, his father having died intestate. He pleaded further that he had been dispossessed of the land by the defendants.

The defence denied the plaintiff’s averments that the large area of land was purchased by a company of 29 persons, or that the plaintiff’s father was entitled to two portions or any portion of the large are…

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