The facts and the issues raised in this appeal admit of no controversy whatsoever. This is an appeal by the Plaintiffs/Appellants/Appellants, hereafter referred to as Plaintiffs against the judgment of the Court of Appeal dated 20th November 2020 which affirmed the judgment of the trial High Court, dated 30th January 2018.
MODES BY WHICH A STOOL, COMMUNITY ACQUIRES ABSOLUTE TITLE TO LAND
This was settled and stated clearly in the celebrated case of Ohimen v. Adjei 2 WALR 275 at 279, where the court stated the following as the principal methods by which a stool acquires land:
“There are four principal methods by which a stool acquires land, they are: conquest and subsequent settlement thereon and cultivation by subjects of the stool, discovery by hunters or pioneers of the stool of unoccupied land and subsequent settlement thereon and use thereof by the stool and its subjects; gift by the stool, purchase by the stool. Each of these methods involves either the sacrifi…