This is an appeal lodged by Opanin Kwadwo Fordjour (hereinafter called the Appellant) against the Ruling of the High Court Sunyani delivered on the 9th August 1999. Osabarima Okokyeredom Kwadwo Sito I is the Respondent.
The legal proceedings which culminated in the Ruling being assailed were commenced by the appellant in pursuance of a leave granted to have Osabarima Okokyeredom Kwadwo Sito (Respondent) committed to prison for being in contempt and disregard of the decisions of the Brong Ahafo Regional House of Chiefs, of the National House of Chiefs and the Supreme Court. The complaint was that the Respondent sought to portray, hold and parade himself as the Paramount Chief of the Banda Traditional Area and that on the 29/12/98 rode in a palanquin amid drumming, singing and merry making as the Paramount Chief of the Banda Traditional Area.
It is patently clear from the record of proceedings that there had been a protracted chieftaincy dispute between the Kralongo R…