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MINISTER OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT V. NII AKRASHI II

JELR 85245 (SC)

Supreme Court  •   •  Ghana

Coram
SARKODEE-ADDO, ADUMUA-BOSSMAN AND BLAY JJ.S.C.

Judgement

ADUMUA-BOSSMAN J.S.C. The events which led to the proceedings resulting in the cross-appeals before the court are barely in dispute, and the questions for decision are undoubtedly purely legal ones. The main events are these: The first plaintiff-respondent Nii Kofi Akrashi (who will be referred to as Nii Akrashi throughout this judgment) was for some time prior to the 12th February, 1957, the recognised Manche of James Town, Accra; on that date, however, he was declared destooled. He disputed the destoolment and took certain steps towards challenging it, and for the time being continued occupying the Manche We.

On the 15th June, 1957, a notice of his reported destoolment was published by the Minister of Local Government in the Gazette. Thereafter, however, he did not vacate, but still continued occupying the Manche We. On the 30th December, 1957, an Act was passed and made operative as from the 31st December, 1957, namely, the Statute Law (Amendment) (No.2) Act, 1957,1 (hereinafter ref…

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