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(1961) JELR 64898 (HC)

High Court  •  5 Apr 1961  •  Ghana



OLLENNU J.: In this case the plaintiff claims £G550 special damages and £G300 general damages for the demolition of his building situate at Tesano, Accra. The basis of his claim is that the said demolition is unlawful.

As most of the facts relied upon by the plaintiff are either admitted or have not been refuted, it is well at the onset to state them very briefly before turning to the controversial issues and the law involved.

The plaintiff was occupier of house No.C93/4 Ring Road, Adabraka, Accra; the said house was affected by a scheme for widening the Ring Road, and eventually the Commissioner of Lands, by letter dated the 10th November, 1959, gave notice to him to vacate the said premises, and to do so by the 28th November, 1959, as government urgently wanted to demolish the said building for the purpose of widening the Ring Road. The period within which the plaintiff was to vacate the building was by letter from the Commissioner of Lands dated 20th December, 1959, extended to 4th J…

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