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(1962) JELR 65197 (HC)

High Court  •  11 Apr 1962  •  Ghana



OLLENNU J.: The defendant-applicant seeks an order of prohibition against the Accra East Local Court and the respondent from proceeding with a suit now pending before the said Accra East Local Court in which the respondent is plaintiff and the applicant is defendant. He contends that the local court has no jurisdiction in the suit, a land cause. Before making his application to this court, the defendant had moved the local court to dismiss the said suit for want of jurisdiction, but the local court had dismissed the application, ruling as follows:

“The defendant-mover could not prove as to how he arrived at the figure of £G250 as being the value of the land in dispute which he stated he acquired as a gift of £G15. Several other lands of identical dimensions in the area had been adjudicated upon by this local court and this is the first case in which a litigant had raised the question of jurisdiction relative to value. I am satisfied that the value of £G250 placed on the land by the mov…

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