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HANSEN AND ANOTHER V. ANKRAH AND ANOTHER

(1979) JELR 69567 (HC)

High Court  •  15 Aug 1979  •  Ghana

Coram
AMUA-SEKYI J.

Judgement

AMUA-SEKYI J.: The plaintiffs and the defendants are all members of the Mantse Ankrah family of Otublohum, Accra. The family comprises three sections, namely, Ankrah, Ayi and Okanta. The first defendant, Joseph Adjabeng Ankrah, also known as Nii Ayi Ankrah I, is the head of the Mantse Ankrah family as a whole; the first plaintiff, John William Hansen, is the head of the Ankrah section; the second plaintiff, Mark Kodjoe Ankrah, is the head of the Ayi section; and the second defendant, Nii Amon Okanta, is the head of the Okanta section. The plaintiffs have brought this action in their capacities as the heads of the Ankrah and Ayi sections against the first defendant as the head of the wider family and the second defendant as the head of the Okanta section for:

“(1) An account of the following sums received by the first defendant for and on behalf of the Mantse Ankrah family of Dadebease Otublohum, Accra, that is to say: (a) ¢160, 547.40, the proceeds of a cheque from the Ministry of Fina…

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