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KWAKU V. AMPOFOWAA

(1961) JELR 68206 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  29 May 1961  •  Ghana

Coram
KORSAH C. J., VAN LARE JSC, SARKODEE-ADOO, J.S.C.

Judgement

KORSAH C.J.: Korsah C.J. delivered the judgement of the court. In this case the plaintiff describing himself as “head of the family of the late Kwame Dwomoh” claims a declaration that the cocoa farm with a building situate at Ayenesuso on Offinso stool land is the property of the family of which he is the head, and of which the late Kwame Dwomoh alias Kwame Nantwi was a member. The claim is based on the allegation that over 30 years ago, the Odikro of Ayenesuso as agent of the Ohene of Offinso granted a portion of Offinso stool land situate at Ayenesuso to the late Kwame Dwomoh, who was the plaintiff’s uncle and that the plaintiff and his uncle jointly cultivated the cocoa farm on the said land; also that the said Kwame Dwomoh alias Kwame Nantwi had at the time the sum of £G600 which had come to him as successor of his immediate predecessor, and that he used part thereof in the improvement of the said cocoa farm. Also that he, the plaintiff, and his uncle built a house on the said lan…

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