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HAWA ADAMU V. JAFA ADAMS

(2007) JELR 63722 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CIVIL APPEAL NO. H1/360/05  •  18 Jun 2007  •  Ghana

Coram
KANYOKE J.A. [PRESIDING], KUSI-APPIAH J.A., APALOO J.A

Judgement

KANYOKE, J.A.

The Plaintiff/Appellant in this case complains of a Judgment of the High Court, Accra, declaring the Defendant/Respondent the owner of H/no. C.444/10, formerly H/No. C.13.13 Kotobabi, Accra. I shall hereafter use the titles of the Plaintiff and the defendant which the parties had at the trial. I may also add that the Plaintiff and the defendant are according to the evidence on the record a sister and a brother respectively.

The pleading and contention of the Plaintiff at the court below was that she purchased the house in question in 1983 from one Adamu Kusunto [deceased] for one hundred and eighty thousand cedis [¢180,000.00]. She was given a receipt of purchase dated 22nd February 1983 by the vendor-Adamu Kusunto. Adamu Kusunto also gave her a Statutory Declaration dated 19th May 1983.

According to the Plaintiff upon purchase of the house Adamu Kusunto took her to the said house ad introduced her to the tenants as the new owner of the house. Thereafter, she entrusted the …

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