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(1980) JELR 65068 (HC)

High Court  •  11 Jan 1980  •  Ghana



ROGER KORSAH J.: This is an appeal from the judgment of the District Court Grade II, Offinso, delivered on 11 July 1974.

The plaintiff by his writ of summons claimed against the defendant ¢200 as damages for trespass. By his statement of claim, however, he claimed that he was the:

“owner in possession of a piece of farmland having food-stuffs planted thereon situate lying and being on Offinso stool land at a place commonly known and called ‘Asuakoo-Akrofonso’ and which is bounded on the right by the property of Kwame Manu, then public incinerator, and then public latrine and then public cemetery, on the left by the property of Kwaku Forkuo and motor road.”

In support of his title, he claimed that his grandfather, Nana Appiah Osei, originally acquired a large tract of land from Nana Akwamuhene of Offinso of which the area in dispute formed a part. The grandfather cleared a parcel of the said land and made a gift of the disputed area to his son—the plaintiff’s father, Kwame Gyedua. Kwame G…

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